The Henderson Middle School Cougar Bots robotics team swept the top two awards at the First Tech
Challenge (FTC) Block-Party Qualifier Championship this weekend.
15 high school teams, the Cougar Bots, the DeKalb School District's' first and only FTC robotics team, won first place in robot
performance and won the most coveted Inspire Award. The team will
represent DeKalb County Schools at the state championship in three
In FTC, teams design, build, and program their robots to compete in an alliance format, an announcement said. The
Cougar Bots are coached by Brett Ernst, Henderson's technology
The team consists of Tenzin Choerab, Abby Hunter, Nathan Reid
and Zoe Weiss from Henderson Middle School and Clare Hunter and Norman
Reid from Lakeside High School.
part of the team's outreach to the community, the Cougar Bots have
assisted multiple DeKalb First Lego League teams with programming and
designing their Lego NXT robots, an announcement said.
Click on the Cougar Bots' winning match above or here.