Osceola County's Team 1065 Excels To Semi-Finals Of World Championship Robotics Competition- Named one of Top 8 teams in the world
In 2016, 3,128 teams participated in the FIRST Robotics Competitions around the world in district and regional events. Osceola's Team 1065, known as "The Moose", was one of 600 teams that earned a place at the World Championships in St. Louis held April 27-30, 2016. Those teams were divided into eight divisions of 75 teams each. Osceola's Team 1065 was part of the Galileo Division, and after 16 matches over two days, Osceola's team took first place. That win put them in the top eight teams in the world.
The winners of each division then played on for a chance at the World Champion title. "The Moose" won two matches in the Quarter-Finals to advance to the Semi-Finals as one of the top four teams. "The Moose" finished at that point in fourth place.
Team 1065 is made up of students from Osceola High, Harmony High, St. Cloud High, and the Professional and Technical High School (PATHS) who work together and build their robot in the Engineering Lab at Osceola High. "This put a finish on a season that saw a top 10 spot at the Orlando Regional, a first-ever Regional win in South Florida with a Championship qualification, and finally a Championship Division win and a chance to play against the other Division Winners for the Overall Championship," said Roger Johnston, sponsor of Osceola's Team 1065. "It has been a fantastic season we could have never imagined when we started back on January 9th when we learned about this year's game."