Vandegrift Voice

Robotics hosts first competition of the season

Emma-Rose Floyd, News Editor

November 10, 2015

The robotics teams recently hosted the fourth annual FTC Robotics scrimmage, the first competition of the school year. The event took place Saturday on campus. “We learned a lot and know what we need to do to improve for...

Viperbots advance to Super Regionals

Laura Figi, Spotlight Editor

March 10, 2015

Robotics season has tensions running high with Super Regionals coming up this Wednesday. Super Regionals will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio and three teams will be competing in the hopes of...

Viperbots competition season begins with scrimmage

Laura Figi, Spotlight Editor

November 21, 2014

Viperbots officially kicked off the competition season last Saturday with their third annual scrimmage. About 26 teams from the Austin area showed up to compete and test their skills before the first qualifier on Dec. 6. The...

Robotics Team Qualifies for Regionals

Kelly Honts, Staff Writer

January 27, 2014

The Viper Robotics team made history this past Saturday when all six Viperbot teams qualified for regionals. “This is the first time in Texas history that six teams from one school have qualified,” junior member Maggie Talbot said. Duri...

VHS is One Cool School

Kelly Rosenblatt, Lifestyles Editor

November 12, 2013

The VHS band, Legacies, cheer, robotics, and several other school and student-led organizations made it to school by 5a.m. last Friday morning to be featured on KEYE TV’s “Cool Schools” segment showcasing VHS as the School of...

Robotics competes at Worlds

Denise Bui, Web Editor

April 30, 2013

Robotics team 4546 has advanced to the First Tech Challenge World Championships in St. Louis, and will compete today through Saturday. Teams must undergo hardware and software inspections, set up pit areas, go to judging, compet...

Robotics Cinderella Lock-in

Denise Bui, Wed Editor

November 14, 2012

Viperbots robotics spent Saturday at Vandegrift working on their robots in preparation for the first competition on Dec. 1st in San Antonio. Some stayed the entire time, lasting almost 16.5 hours.  “It’s called the Cinder...

Viperbots Need Funds

Denise Bui, Web Editor

November 9, 2012

With the robotics team preparing for their competition season, one main problem stands in their way: raising enough funds for all five teams to compete. They are about $12,000 short for the 2012-2013 season. “We have applied...

Robotics Kicks Off its New Season with an Explosion of New Members

Denise Bui, Web Editor

October 23, 2012

The Vandegrift Robotics Team has kicked off its season by preparing for several competitions to qualify for the First Tech Challenge. The theme this year is “Ring it Up!”. Competing teams are beginning to build and strategize...

Robotics Team Earns Highest Honors At Competition

Jenna Mertz, Staff Writer

January 27, 2012

Last Saturday, the Robotics team traveled to San Antonio for the annual San Antonio Qualifier Competition. The competition was successful for the Viperbots. “There were ten rounds that every team had to participate in and...

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