On Monday, March 29, FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics held its San Diego Region Awards Ceremony. Three Sage Creek and two Carlsbad High School robotics teams qualified to compete in the regionals! They also won some other important awards, including the Motivate and Think Award. Watch a recording of the ceremony online. 

2021 FTC San Diego Region Awards:

Sage Creek High School

8097 Bobcats

  • Connect Award – Winner
  • Regional Championship Advancement

9261 Level Up

  • Motivate Award – Winner
  • Innovate Award – 3rd Place
  • Regional Championship Advancement

10809 Crow Force

  • Think Award – Winner
  • Regional Championship Advancement

Carlsbad High School

5015 Buffalo Wings

  • Think Award – Winner
  • Regional Championship Advancement

9049 Robopuffs

  • Motivate Award – Winner
  • Connect Award – 3rd Place
  • Regional Championship Advancement

FIRST Tech Challenge is a national program for high school students, grades 9 – 12. In teams, students are challenged to document a season of building, designing, programming, and testing complex robots to be used in competition.

Different teams learn to work together through an alliance-based competition system designed to be competitive, respectful, and fun. Teams not only create a robot each season – they also bond, learn, and grow together.

The 2020-21 FTC season was adapted to a virtual format because of social distancing guidelines as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

FTC Coach and Carlsbad Educational Foundation Board Member Al Lewis explains in the video message below how students overcame the challenge of meeting remote and not seeing team members in person.

Learn more: www.carlsbaded.org/robotics/ftc/