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Teams Qualify for VEX Worlds

Five CCS Teams Earn VEX World Championship Berths

Congratulations to five Cabarrus County Schools elementary VEX Robotics teams for earning world championship berths.  Three teams from Weddington Hills Elementary and teams from Hickory Ridge Elementary and Coltrane-Webb Elementary qualified during tournaments held recently in Cabarrus County. The VEX Robotics World Championships event will be held in Dallas, Tx., from April 25-May 4.

Photos of State Competition Events Courtesy Dave Parisi

Hickory Ridge Elementary Cowboy Robotics and Weddington Hills Rapid Robotics were named the 2023 Elementary IQ State Champions.

Teams and members:

*Weddington Hills Elementary Gear Girls

  • Ava Adam
  • Allie Hartley
  • Lily Kyslinger
  • Addie Kyslinger
  • Ella Sninchack
  • Coaches: Farrah Milby, Kate Highsmith


*Weddington Hills Elementary Friction Fighters

  • Henry Smith
  • Colin Meendering
  • Noah Highsmith
  • Coaches: Farrah Milby, Kate Highsmith


*Weddington Hills Elementary Rapid Robotics

  • Carson Printy
  • Jackson Brauer
  • Cooper Guerity
  • Jet Cook
  • Coaches: Farrah Milby, Kate Highsmith


*Hickory Ridge Elementary Cowboy Robotics

  • Connor Edwards
  • Brandon Yarbrough
  • Bryn Otlewski
  • Aubree Robinson
  • Cole Neifer
  • Oliver Truong
  • Coaches: Kristen Truong, Raiford Bonnell


*Coltrane-Webb STEM Elementary Robotic Starz

  • Dhanya Bodasingu
  • Jessa Frye
  • Vedhika Iyer
  • Zeus Patricio Anorve
  • Ishaan Raj Vignesh Babu
  • Coaches – Jennifer Koerner, Jordan Johnson, Claudia Koerner