With a competitive robot under their possession, St. Thomas Robotics team seeks another victory, and this time, within the Basilian family.
On February 5, the team left for principal Rev. Patrick Fulton’s homeland, to take on brother school St. Michael’s College School on the Robotics court.
With dubs against the Kerry Blues in both football and basketball, the Eagles seek to take them on their home turf. Each year, St. Mike’s puts on a large Vex Robotics tournament, right up the ally for the Eagle Robotics team. The Tournament is recognized throughout Toronto, and provides a true competition for the veteran Eagles.
“We’re confident that we won’t make total fools of ourselves,”
-Christian Sullivan, senior
The Eagles will be staying in the finest two star hotel in Canada paid for by the team. The trip includes several meals together with St. Mike’s to promote fellowship and community between the two schools.
“We honestly have no idea how progressed or competitive they are so this is going to be a new experience for us. We’re jumping straight into the fire.”
-Cameron Parker, senior
The vex arena provides a great way for the two schools to come together as a school community. This years competition: Nothing but Net, requires players to shoot foam balls into a large triangular net. Teams also have the chance for extra points if they can successfully lift the opponents robot off the ground.
“I don’t think there is any question that they will be able to be competitive” said club sponsor Dean of Science Dr. Pete Nordloh. “It works better than it looks,” said Parker.
This event truly allows the two schools to come together and grow in fellowship in a fashion only the Basilians can provide.