JMRHS VEX Students Attend Worlds 05/06/2019
Jay M. Robinson High School VEX Robotics students attended the 2019 VEX World Championships held in Louisville Kentucky. The event hosted 584 teams from 46 nations. This was the sixth consecutive year the Bulldog program qualified one of its four competitive teams. Robinson’s C team lead by seniors Aaron Bennett, Cheryl Marie Anderson, and Brendan Mangan finished in their respective division ranked 56th out of 97 teams.
In addition to the seven members on the C team, Robinson once again provided the opportunity for five additional team members to attend through the REC Foundation’s Ambassador program. These students signed up to perform a number of duties relative to running the massive international event. Some of these duties included escorting dignitaries around the Louisville Expo Center, assisting international teams with logistics, distributing event memorabilia and other volunteer duties deemed necessary.
Jay M. Robinson, CCS VEX and North Carolina were on center stage when Coach David Parisi was recognized as a 2019 Inspiration Allstar and entered into the REC Foundations STEM Hall of Fame. Nominated by a parent whose child participates on one of the VEX IQ teams, Coach Parisi was selected out of multiple nominations from throughout the world. Thanks to the hard work of Coach Parisi, Cabarrus County Schools has become a leader in the state for competitive robotics programming.