Culver City High School’s Robotics Team, the Bagel Bytes, were in the winning alliance of First Robotics at the Los Angeles Regionals March 16 to 19, 2023, held in El Segundo at the Da Vinci Schools. Culver City is now cleared to compete at the World Championships coming to Houston in April. The competition is part of FIRST, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology.
The competition included more than 1,300 high school students from California, Arizona, Turkey and Taipei.
“Our events are the culmination of countless hours of preparation by students, coaches and mentors,” said Collin Fultz, Senior Program Director at FIRST. “The event is part competition, part collaboration…with a limited timeframe, students work with engineers to design a robot the solves a problem using a kit of parts and a standard set of rules.”
Deborah Dragon, one of the administrators at the competition, posted her thoughts on social media about the high level of ‘sportsmanship’ shown by the Bagel Bytes team. “This team exemplifies what we in FIRST call Gracious Professionalism and Cooperation. Among other things, this was their fifth year driving the robot on Saturday for another local team that cannot participate during Shabbat.”
CCUSD’s innovative team will be literally gearing up for Houston, with more problem solving this spring. If you’d like to make a gift to support their next step in the competition, visit www.ccef4schools.org/donate today!