LaSalle eighth-grade duo heads to world ro­bot­ics cham­pi­onship

The Buffalo News - - LOCAL NEWS -

Jashan­jeet Singh and Car­son Zacher, two eighth-graders at LaSalle Prepara­tory School in Ni­a­gara Falls, are headed to the world ro­bot­ics tour­na­ment in Louisville, Ky.

The pair, dubbed “The Spare Parts,” will com­pete April 28-30 among a field of 418 teams. The two beat 24 other teams in a one­minute event at the VEX IQ North­ern New York State Cham­pi­onship in Syra­cuse.

Singh and Zacher won the ro­bot skills and teamwork cham­pion awards, said Richard J. Clark, Ni­a­gara Falls’ prep level sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, engi­neer­ing and math co­or­di­na­tor.

“It also gives them the op­por­tu­nity to com­pete in skills chal­lenges which con­sist of scor­ing as many points as you can in one minute with your own ro­bot as well as cod­ing your ro­bot to per­form the same task, but au­tonomously,” Clark said.

– Thomas J. Pro­haska

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