SCC Steampunks Advance to State

SCC Steampunks Advance to State
Posted on 02/08/2019
Robotics team at event qualifier.

SCC Steampunks Advance to State Competition

Congratulations are in order for the robotics team at SCC. On Saturday, January 19, the Steampunks team #11965 competed in their season qualifier at the Show-Me Center where they did well enough to advance to the state competition.

Steampunks team members include Ally, Mackenzie, Maddie, and Asher. Mrs. Crites is the team administrator, coach, sponsor. This is the third year that SCC has had a Robotics team. The first year, the team put together their robot in just 9 days before their season qualifier. That year, they finished last, but they learned so much about what they would need to do to compete in future years. Last year, the team placed within the top 10 at the season qualifier. This year, they advanced to state, and won many other awards. The Steampunks left the Show-Me Center with the following awards: 1st place Motivate Award, 3rd place Think Award, and the 3rd place Inspire Award, which advanced them to state competition.

Now, team members are working to raise funds to cover registration fees, robot parts, travel and lodging, and meals for their state trip. The team is now selling T-shirts to help cover their costs. If you would like to purchase a T-shirt or donate money to the group, please contact Cristy Crites at Scott County Central Schools. Any donation of $100 or more will get the name/logo of the business/individual on the back of the team shirt.

The state competition is in Rolla on March 9. Best of luck to the Steampunks!