The ThunderColts, a robotics team from the Half Hollow Hills Central School District, is on a roll.
Fresh from winning the Xerox Engineering Design “Creativity Award” at the Virginia FIRST Robotics Competition, the team also received an official proclamation from the Town of Huntington, presented by Councilwoman Susan A. Berland.
The ThunderColts participated in a “Ultimate Ascent” contest, which included 65 teams that built robots able to climb up a three-tier tower and shoot disks into a target. The ThunderColts include students from both Half Hollow Hills East and Half Hollow Hills West high schools.
Their robot was the only one to successfully climb a three–tier tower to the amazement of competitors from Virginia, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, South Carolina and New York, town officials said.
“The team’s hard work and determination is commendable and I congratulate them on climbing the tower that has set a standard for excellence for many years to come,” Berland said.