On Saturday, January 26, Van Wert High School will host the fifth annual Northwest Ohio Qualifier Robotics competition. The opening ceremony for the event, which features approximately 28 teams from Ohio and nearby states, begins at 10:15 a.m. Saturday in the Van Wert High School gymnasium. This event is free and open to the public.
The VWHS Robotics program is in its eighth year and is made possible thanks to the generous donations of many local businesses. The title sponsors for the Northwest Ohio Qualifier Robotics competition include Alliance Automation and Central Insurance Companies with APT Manufacturing Solutions. Competition field sponsors include Van Wert Federal Savings Bank and First Federal Savings & Loan. Practice field sponsors include Vancrest and University of Northwest Ohio (UNOH).) In addition, the support of Vantage Career Center’s satellite Project Lead The Way program, which is housed at Van Wert High School, allows students interested in engineering and STEM classes to take variety of engineering courses at the high school level.