Cedar Ridge Middle School and Boring Middle School each sent two teams of robotics warriors to Sandy High School on Wednesday, Jan. 24 for a showdown with the high school's own four robotics teams. The friendly competition, held in the main gym, featured robots, designed and built by students, stacking disks to score points.
The two teams representing Cedar Ridge were named Final Pass and The Spacemen, while the two teams from Boring were Glitchy 9.2.8 and Botters V1. Sandy High's teams included Real Steel, Combat, Wrecker Jaw and Bombastic Robot Builders with Sharks.
The robots were the products of the Intro to Engineering classes, new this year at both Boring Middle School and Cedar Ridge Middle School. These classes, in addition to other new CTE classes such as Food Science and First Aid, provide middle school students with credits that will carry over to Sandy High School and give them an early start to their CTE studies. Sandy High School offers eight CTE programs with 57 courses.