MCCTC, Valley STEM Students Excel at Robotics Competition

CANFIELD, Ohio – A team of students from Mahoning County Career & Technical Center and Valley STEM + ME2 Academy won an award at a recent global robotics competition.

Two robotics teams, composed of 13 students from MCCTC and Valley STEM, showcased their ingenuity and skill on the global stage at the recent VEX Robotics World Championship in Dallas, Texas.

Competing against 820 teams from across the world, the students demonstrated teamwork, creativity and technical prowess throughout the competition.

One team, 7882B, won the Energy Award in its division. The award recognized the team’s technical excellence and understanding of environmental responsibility and resource efficiency. 

“We are incredibly proud of our students for their outstanding performance at the VEX Worlds competition last week,” said John Zehentbauer, MCCTC superintendent. “Their dedication, teamwork and innovative spirit have truly set them apart on the world stage. Winning the Energy Award is a testament to their hard work and the exceptional mentorship they’ve received from their instructors.”

Pictured at top: The 13 local students who competed at the robotics competition are, back row from left, Carson Nagy, Luke Kolenic, Giovanni Cotto, Madeline Moliterno, Nico DePinto, Tommy Terziu, Caden Vernon, Chandler Culp, Stella Alleman, Hailey Wasson and Marcello Jacobson; and front row from left, Karen Donald and Emma Repula.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.