Van Wert High School will be hosting the 5th annual Northwest Ohio Qualifier Robotics competition on January 26th. This event features approximately 28 teams from Ohio and nearby states with the opening ceremony beginning Saturday at 10:15 a.m. in the Van Wert High School gymnasium. This event is free and the public is invited to attend.
The local event comes on the heels of the VWHS Robotics Teams’ recent participation in the Dayton Qualifier where the veteran team, VW Robotics, won the Promote and Connect Awards. This year, Van Wert High School has expanded to two robotics teams, the veteran “VW Robotics” and the new, all-rookie “Cougar Robotics” team. Both Van Wert teams will be competing in the Southwestern Pennsylvania FIRST Tech Challenge State Qualifier held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as well as the local Van Wert Qualifier.
The field competition sponsors for the Northwest Ohio Robotics competition include Van Wert Federal Savings Bank and First Federal Bank of Van Wert.