Sharon Robotics Team Set to Compete at World Championship

SHARON, Pa. – A Sharon Tiger Techs robotics team will compete against the 160 best robotics teams in the world at the First World Championship in Houston, Texas, from April 17-21.  

Sharon Tiger Techs Team Orange, composed of nine students in fifth through eighth grade, qualified for the event at the Pennsylvania State Championship. It is one of two Pennsylvania First Lego League teams that advanced to the world championship.

To celebrate the team before it leaves for Houston, the Sharon School District will provide a send-off with a Tiger Tunnel at 2 p.m. Friday at Case Avenue Elementary School and at 2:40 p.m. Friday at Sharon Middle-High School.

An open house featuring all of the Sharon robotics teams is planned for April 26 at the Case Avenue Elementary School gym. A meet and greet will take place from 6 to 6:30 p.m., and a recognition program will start at 6:30. The Sharon High School robotics team, Sharon Tiger Techs Team Black and Sharon Tiger Techs Team Orange will demonstrate their robots and highlight their seasons at the open house. 

The robotics teams, which are funded by community sponsors and the Sharon City School District, are part of the First (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) organization.

Pictured at top: Sharon Tiger Techs Team Orange members are, bottom row from left, Luca Paoletta, Sophie Nespor, Camille Klaric and Ian Connelly; and back row from left, Matthew Schimp, Tony Gaggini, Henry Nowinski, Olivia Totin and Jasper Stanisky.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.