Regional Robotics Event Winners Move on to International Championships

TORONTO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 25, 2012 — Over the course of the last several weeks, students from 120 high schools (78 from Ontario, 32 from Quebec, 2 from Alberta, 1 from Nova Scotia, 5 from the United States and 2 from Mexico) took part in the FIRST Robotics Competition - the largest high school robotics competition in Canada. Eighteen of these teams earned spots at the 2012 World Championship event, to be held at the Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri - April 25 - April 28, 2012.

“The students that participate in FIRST Robotics competitions develop life-long communication, team work and leadership skills along with a higher level of confidence, which are required for their future success in the business or academic world,” said Mark Breadner, Executive Director of FIRST Robotics Canada. “We are very proud that so many Canadian student teams have moved onto the next level.”

The following Canadian student teams will move on to the 2012 World Championships:

 

Greater Toronto East Regional, Oshawa, Ontario, March 8-10, 2012:

 
Award     Team     Name     City
Winner #1 1114 Governor Simcoe SS St. Catharine’s, ON
Winner #2 2056 Orchard Park SS Stoney Creek, ON
Winner #3 1219 Emery CI Toronto, ON
Chairman’s Award 1114 Governor Simcoe SS St. Catharine’s, ON
 

Waterloo Regional, Waterloo, Ontario, March 22-24, 2012:

 
Award     Team     Name     City
Winner #1 1114 Governor Simcoe SS St. Catharine’s, ON
Winner #2 2056 Orchard Park SS Stoney Creek, ON
Winner #3 4372 PRDG HS Cambridge, ON
Chairman’s Award 2056 Orchard Park SS Stoney Creek, ON
 

Greater Toronto West Regional, Mississauga, Ontario, March 29-31, 2012:

 
Award     Team     Name     City
Winner #1 2056 Orchard Park SS Stoney Creek, ON
Winner #2 4001 St. Robert CHS Thornhill, ON
Winner #3 2200 M. M. Robinson HS Burlington, ON
Chairman’s Award 1241 Rick Hansen SS Mississauga, ON
 

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