STA Robotics Wins DC Vex Championships

The St. Albans Robotics team met with great success at the DC Vex Championships on February 23, with two of our own three teams being named co-champions of the competition. “All three teams did fabulous work,” noted faculty advisor Kerry O’Brien.
The 343X team—made up of Ian Chang ’19, Liam Chalk ’19, Edward Bartram ’20, Luc Harbers ’21, Alex Ghorbani ’19, Yash Somaiya ’20, and Damian Hackett ’21—won the competition’s Excellence Award and was named co-champion. They also qualified for the Vex World Competition in Louisville, Ky., in late April.
The 343G team—Will Denton ’21, Robbie MacPherson ’21, Richard Davies-Van Voorhis ’21, Ethan D’Amato ’21, and Michael Abebe ’21—won the Judges Award and the Robot Skills Award and was also named co-champion.
The 343S team—our impressive all-ninth-grade team, made up of Kevin Xu ’22, Christopher Florance ’22, Joseph Laroski ’22, Luke Dougherty ’22, Christopher Nash ’22, and Peter Donets ’22—advanced to the finals. Said O’Brien, “They did an amazing job in their first year!”
Congratulations to our RoboDogs, and good luck at the world competition!
Located in Washington D.C.,  St. Albans School is a private, all boys day and boarding school. For more than a century, St. Albans has offered a distinctive educational experience for young men in grades 4 through 12. While our students reach exceptional academic goals and exhibit first-rate athletic and artistic achievements, as an Episcopal school we place equal emphasis upon moral and spiritual education.