Photo Credit: Friends of Hawaii Robotics First row L to R: Megan Andrada, Matt Holmberg, Brianna Lucas, Casey Nakamura, Yoshi Yoshizumi, Lynette Hirota, Melvin Matsunaga, Floyd Matsumoto Second row L to R: Glenn Lee, Max Rowley, Jeffery Bareng, Tyler Meyers, Cameron Yetta, Cody Miyataki, William Blaser, Paul Hutchinson and Randy Wood
Photo Credit: Friends of Hawaii Robotics   First row L to R:  Megan Andrada, Matt Holmberg, Brianna Lucas, Casey Nakamura, Yoshi Yoshizumi, Lynette Hirota, Melvin Matsunaga, Floyd Matsumoto Second row L to R: Glenn Lee, Max Rowley, Jeffery Bareng, Tyler Meyers, Cameron Yetta, Cody Miyataki, William Blaser, Paul Hutchinson and Randy Wood
Photo Credit: Friends of Hawaii Robotics
First row L to R:
Megan Andrada, Matt Holmberg, Brianna Lucas, Casey Nakamura, Yoshi Yoshizumi, Lynette Hirota, Melvin Matsunaga, Floyd Matsumoto
Second row L to R:
Glenn Lee, Max Rowley, Jeffery Bareng, Tyler Meyers, Cameron Yetta, Cody Miyataki, William Blaser, Paul Hutchinson and Randy Wood

HONOLULU – Eight FIRST and 22 VEX Hawaii high school and middle school robotics teams traveled to the U.S. Mainland for world championships this past weekend.

The FIRST Robotics Championship hosted more than 10,000 students on 400 teams from all over the world to compete for the world championship title in St. Louis, Mo. McKinley and Waialua both qualified for, and participated in, the semi-final contest.

The VEX Robotics World Championship, held in Anaheim, Ca., featured nearly 700 teams from 33 countries competing for various awards. Highlands Intermediate School from Pearl City earned the Excellence Award, the highest honor at the event, presented to the most well-rounded VEX Robotics program.

For complete FIRST results and more information, visit  http://www.usfirst.org/aboutus/12000-students-bring-their-custom-built-robots-and-team-spirit-to-the-ultimate-sport-for-the-mind-showdown-at-2014-first-championship and for VEX results http://www.vexrobotics.com/news/visit or call (808) 738-4590. To view additional photos from the championships, “like” Friends of Hawaii Robotics on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfHawaiiRobotics.

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