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MCC Robotics Champions Recognized

Students compete in the VEX Robotics Competition at MCC on February 17, 2018. Students compete in the VEX Robotics Competition at MCC on February 17, 2018.

Posted: February 21, 2018

NH/VT Students Competed in "VEX Robotics Competition" + "VEX IQ Challenge"

The top 80 teams from New Hampshire and Vermont have been whittled down to a few top performers from the NH/VT State Championship VEX Robotics Competition at Manchester Community College February 17-18, 2018. High schoolers, middle schoolers and elementary students spent the weekend at MCC competing for the right to advance to the championships in April.

The high school winners from Saturday are:

  • Team Discovery from Pembroke Academy
  • TechnoMagic from Legacy of Learning 4H Club in Pelham
  • Black Mesa from Thetford Village Academy in VT
  • Kennett Coders from Kennett HS

Middle and elementary school winners from Sunday: 

  • St. Anthony Team from St. Anthony School, Manchester
  • RoboCats from Oyster River Middle School, Durham
  • Robotics R Us from Cooper Homeschool in Dunbarton
  • Bears from St. Joseph Regional Junior HS, Manchester
  • SPLAT FORCE from Saint Benedict Academy-NH LEGO League, Goffstown
  • Lancers from Henry W. Moore School, Candia

The program teaches STEM skills to students, while training the next generation of engineers and high-tech leaders how to compete using creativity, science and a spirit of competition.

"This year's events were highly competitive and it is inspiring to see these young people embrace science and technology and apply what they have learned in such and exciting way," says Dan Larochelle, Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics Professor, at MCC.

Sponsored locally by Macy's Industries and ESTEM and MCC Robotics, admission is FREE to the public. The VEX Competitions are among the world's fastest growing competitive robotics programs for elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and colleges around the world, now approaching 20,000 teams in over 45 countries. Organized by the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation, the competition season culminates each spring, with the VEX Robotics World Championship, a highly anticipated event presented by the Northrop Grumman Foundation and the REC Foundation, which unites top qualifying teams from local, state, and international VEX Robotics events to crown World Champions.

More information is available at For details on additional upcoming events, visit For more information about the REC Foundation, go to