The Walton Robotics team, lead by coach Heather Guiendon, has made East Cobb proud with their out standing performance at the FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science & Technology) Worlds Competition held in Houston, Texas in April. Competing among 3,500 teams worldwide, the team holds the 25th rank in this international high school robotics competition. 

Every year, teams of high school students, coaches,  and mentors collaborate during a six-week period to  construct robots weighing up to 125 pounds capable of  competing in that year’s game. This year’s challenge,  Crescendo, required teams to shoot game elements into  a speaker and place them in an amp. 

Throughout the season, Walton Robotics accomplished remarkable feats. They set a Worlds Record for  the autonomous points scored, temporarily holding the  high score for the entire game. Additionally, Walton’s  alliances clinched the first position in the Georgia States  competition and secured the third position on the  Newton Field at Worlds. 

It’s noteworthy that the winner of the Newton Field  became the runner-up at Einstein (the Finals Field), showcasing the strength of the Newton Field. This year marked  Walton’s best-ever finish for the team, and they are  already planning to build on this success by interviewing  students for next year’s team. 

Walton Robotics thanks its parents, mentors, coach es, and sponsors for their unwavering support throughout  the year. Their success exemplifies the incredible talent  and dedication present within the East Cobb community.  With this remarkable achievement, the Walton Robotics  team has set the stage for even greater accomplishments in the future.