Press Release

Crescent Elementary’s Robotics Teams Score at VEX World Finals in Kentucky

Orange, CA – May 8, 2018 - Orange Unified is proud to announce that Crescent Elementary’s Robotics teams, 15A Scoring Machines and 15B Crescent Cougar Bots, excelled at the VEX Robotics World Championships in Kentucky this week.  Competing in the Elementary School Competition against almost 400 teams representing countries around the globe, Team 15B won the Design Award for their division and took third place overall for Skills and Programming.  They placed fifth in their division for the Alliance competition. Team 15A placed twenty-seventh in their division for the Alliance competition.

Coached by Crescent teacher Jennie Bond, Team 15A Crescent Scoring Machines are Aston Wright, Colette Tran, Devin Williams, Keira Low, Rishi Patel, Joshua Vu, Sasha Kim, Sree Vadlamudi, Vihaan Parekh, Wesley Eltiti.    

Team 15 B Cougar Bots members include Anish Kalluri, Ellie Nguyen, Kayal Shorey, Niyati Godha, Riley Markley, Rohaan Trivedi, Sophia Gerges, and Tanish Basu. 

Congratulations to both teams, Coach Bond and Crescent’s loyal parent volunteers for a successful year.

Crescent Elementary’s robotics program is open to all students in grades three through six and eligibility to compete is based on an application process and a commitment to work and practice with the teams after school and on weekends.   The student teams work collaboratively in problem solving, critical thinking, designing the STEM project and the building of robots in order to compete.  Sponsored by the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation, these VEX IQ competitions utilize Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education as well as social skills to increase and enrich learning.

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The Orange Unified School District educates approximately 28,000 students in the Cities of Orange, Villa Park, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and unincorporated county areas.  The school district, founded in 1953, encompasses 108 square miles.  The District office is located at 1401 N. Handy Street, Orange, California.