Northwestern Elementary School’s Pixelated Piranhas robotics team has earned a spot at Vex IQ robotics competition in Anaheim, Calif., and now needs support to get there.
Currently ranked second in the world in programming, team members have what it takes to win the competition. Private and corporate sponsorships are available to cover costs associated with the April 24 to 27 competition.
Team members Blake Andrew, Anisley Butler, Jada McDaniel and Gavin Nielander will wear shirts during the competition with the names of the team’s sponsors on the back. The team also is accepting freewill donations for those who would like to remain anonymous.
The cost of the trip to California is $1,600 for one child and one parent, which includes the flight, hotel, food and one day at Disneyland. Team sponsorships are available in varying amounts, with all donations helping offset the cost for parents.
The team of fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders has spent countless hours building, testing and programming, meeting before school three days a week and also on weekends. The team has already earned five trophies, including two for programming and one for teamwork.
To learn more about becoming a sponsor or making a donation, contact Diana Nielander at 765-513-6901. Deadline for sponsorships is April 15.