North High Robotics Team Advances To LI Regional Championship

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John L. Miller North High School’s Robotics team, the Goatbusters. (Contributed photo)

North High Robotics Team #13375, known as “The Goatbusters,” has earned a spot in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Long Island Regional Championship in March. This will be the team’s second consecutive appearance at the regional championship competition.
The Goatbusters will advance to the FTC Long Island Regional Championship following their successful performance in qualifying rounds on Saturday, Feb. 5, and Sunday, Feb. 6. On the first day of competition, The Goatbusters placed third overall out of 22 teams; the following day, the team finished in first place out of 20 teams.
The North High robotics program has approximately 20 student participants representing all grade levels. Lead Mentor, Joseph Lipani applauded the team members for their hard work and dedication so far this season. “They put in countless hours of planning, building, and collaborating during and after school to build this robot,” said Mr. Lipani.
The FIRST Tech Challenge is an international robotics competition that challenges teams of students in grades seven to twelve to design, build, program and operate robots to compete head-to-head in an alliance format. The theme of this year’s game is to create a robot that simulates picking up pieces of “freight” of varying size, shape and weight and delivering them to different areas of the competition field.
North High Robotics Team #13375 was established in 2017. Faculty advisors are Joseph Lipani, math teacher/lead mentor; Randi Albertelli, math teacher/mentor; and Alan Schorn, science teacher/mentor.
—Submitted by the Great Neck School District

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