Saturday, April 16, 2011

Robotics Team from La Jolla High Heads to Championship

After a victory in the Las Vegas regional competition, La Jolla High School's Vikings robotics team will travel next to St. Louis for the international championship.

In Las Vegas, the Vikings went undefeated and also picked up the Industrial Design Award for outstanding use of materials and functional design.

"These are remarkable achievements for just their third year," said principal Dana Shelburne. "The students are now out trying to raise about $20,000 to cover expenses for the trip, entry fee and other expenses."
The international competition is April 27-29 in St. Louis.

Team members George Brabon, Patrick Sapin, Julia Haerr, Rafael Cosman and Robert Andrews all graduate this year. Jason Farnam, Emma Scott, Nichole Walker and Scott Strange round out the team. The team mentor is Jim Snook, who the students say was key to their success.

For more information, contact Principal Shelburne at (858) 454-3081 or