Osceola’s FIRST Robotics Team 1065, based at Osceola High School, competed in the South Florida Regional Robotics Competition from March 31 to April 2. There were 60 teams representing four different countries and 10 different states all traveling to West Palm Beach for three days of intense competition in this year’s game called “StrongHold”, which is a robotic take-off of storming the castle. Team 1065, known as “The Moose”, made it into the finals on Saturday ranked in third place, and then went on to upset the first place alliance to win the final competition. The team immediately qualified for the World Championship, and will be traveling to St. Louis, MO, on April 27 to compete along with over 300 teams from 39 countries, as well as teams from all over the United States.
Team 1065 is made up of students from Osceola High, Harmony High, St. Cloud High, and the Professional and Technical High School who work together and build their robot in the Engineering Lab at Osceola High. The team finished 7th earlier in the month at the Orlando Regional at the University of Central Florida while still making minor adjustments to the robot, but proved to have everything ironed out by the end of the month and the second competition.