Kent Denver Students Qualify for World Championships this April

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Last weekend, the students in the Kent Denver School Robotics Club won the judges’ award for design at the Colorado Vex Championships, the largest competition in the state this year.

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The ‘Design’ award is presented to a team that demonstrates an organized and professional approach to the design process, project management, time management and team organization.

Last weekend, the students in the Kent Denver School Robotics Club won the judges’ award for design at the Colorado Vex Championships, the largest competition in the state this year. Thirty-seven teams competed for a range of awards, from tournament champions to judges' awards for excellence and design. Thanks to a thorough analysis and a well thought out presentation, the Kent Denver team of five students not only won the judges' award for design, but also earned an invitation to the World Championships in Anaheim, California, in mid-April.

According to competition organizers, "The ‘Design’ award is presented to a team that demonstrates an organized and professional approach to the design process, project management, time management and team organization."

Going into the competition, the Kent Denver team had already qualified for the U.S. National Vex Robotics Championship tournament by placing first in a Colorado tournament earlier this year. The national event will be held in Omaha March 15-17.

Later this week, the Kent Denver students will present their material to Dr. Peter Laz and Dr. Corrinne Lengsfeld of the University of Denver's Materials and Mechanical Engineering Department. The students will receive feedback and revise their presentation in preparation for the national tournament.

Kent Denver School is an independent school serving 674 students in grades 6 through 12. Kent Denver’s forward-looking liberal arts program inspires Kent Denver students to think critically and creatively, to write and speak persuasively, and to deepen their understanding of the world around them. All members of the Kent Denver community—students, faculty, staff, parents, and administrators—embrace the school’s core values: Integrity, Respect, Personal Growth, Community, and Wisdom. Please visit us at http://www.kentdenver.org.

About Kent Denver School - Kent Denver School is a college preparatory day school serving students in grades 6 through 12. Our forward-looking liberal arts program inspires students to think critically and creatively, to write and speak persuasively, and to deepen their understanding of, and appreciation for, the world around them. All members of the Kent Denver community—students, faculty, staff, parents, and administrators—embrace the school’s core values: Integrity, Respect, Personal Growth, Community, and Wisdom. Kent Denver’s mission statement reads: “Excellence in scholarship and character is the goal of a Kent Denver education. We seek to build a caring, diverse community of responsible citizens. To that end, the school provides a challenging college preparatory curriculum and sets high ethical standards.”

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