Alpha Dogs Compete at World Championships
The Alpha Dogs are Humberview Secondary School's Robotics Team and they have just arrived home from the FIRST Robotics World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri, where they won some serious hardware – Finalists in the Curie Division, their fourth Excellence in Engineering Award of the season, and a Pit Safety award! The Alpha Dogs competed along with forty other Canadian teams and the best robots from all 50 states and many other countries from around the world. Each game is fast-paced and exciting, often with the win occurring only in the last few seconds!
Some sheer numbers from this year's FIRST Robotics World Championship: 427 teams, split into 6 divisions; 114 qualifying matches per division, and an estimated 29,000 students!
We would like to give a huge thank you to the teachers and mentors who provide us with so much of their time and guidance; Mr. Torontali, Mr. Ziskos, Mr. Hilgendorf, Cole Cyr, Mrs. Krauter and Mrs. McFadyen. The team would not exist without you! Hats off and a big thank you also go out to Husky, both Bolton and Palgrave Rotary, Becky Smith, Rotogran, and all The Alpha Dogs’ sponsors for their much-appreciated support of the team. You have made everything accomplished this year possible, and without your continuous support there would be no Team 4946.