Wow! CrossPointe Crossbots in Searcy, Arkansas did it again. After competing in the Arkansas state FLL tournament the Crossbots earned first-place at the state championship. To be named the champions, a team must earn high marks in all areas of the competition: robot design and performance, project, and core values. While they placed 8th in robot performance, they excelled in the robot judging room; showing the judges they understood design and programming concepts in such a way to consistently perform well on the robot table. Their project/invention, CAT Hair (Cryo and Thermal Heat and Air), showed the judges they can use ingenuity, research, and learned skills to solve a real-world problem. Their core values proved that they could work together as a team, encourage others along the way and showed that what they learn along the way can be put into practice to help them grow as individuals and as a team.
Placing first earns the Crossbots the honor to represent Arkansas at the FIRST World’s Festival, held in Houston, with 91 FLL teams from around the world. With all of the FIRST robotics programs represented, there will be an estimated 35,000 team members and spectators attending the championship! While at Worlds there will be a chance to meet university scouts, tech companies, and see a top-notch expo. CrossPointe is super excited for our Crossbots to have this opportunity. Congratulations Crossbot team members: Cagle Davis, Bella Madden, Lola Madden, Tyler Risk, Harmon Sawrie, Camden Stacy, and Jackson Stewart. A huge thank you goes out to coach Bradshaw and her assistant Mrs. Sawrie. They have led our Crossbots well!