History of robotics at Centennial Regional High School
This is Centennial's fifth year participating in the CRC Robotics competition. Our decision to join the CRC in 2014 was based on our overlapping core values
with the CRC. Both the CRC and Centennial want to provide students with exciting learning opportunities to help them find their passion and take control of their own learning.
One of CRC's core values that attracted Centennial to the CRC Robotics competition is their emphasis on good sportsmanship. Good sportsmanship builds teamwork, character, and teaches respect, resilience, perseverance, and more. Good sportsmanship encourages everyone to do their best, boosting confidence and showing the rewards of hard work, goal setting, and collaboration.
Since its inception, Robotics at Centennial has been thriving. In 2014, the after–school program had one room and approximately 25 students. Today, a team of over 60 secondary 3–5 students occupies four rooms and meets regularly from September to May.
Despite our short history with the CRC, Centennial Robotics has done exceptionally well in all areas of the competition. In just 4 years, we went from winning “Rookie of the year” in 2014, to finishing second overall in 2018.
This year we decided to choose NASCAR as our theme. This is a very exciting year for us as a school since the competition, Vertigoal, is being hosted at Centennial on February 21–23, 2019. Hope to see you there!
—Centennial's Robotics Team