HBHS FIRST Robotics team competes at world championships

he Hollis Brookline High School FIRST Robotics Team 1073 poses for the camera at the FIRST Robotics World Championship held in April in St. Louis, Mo., from April 26-30.

Hollis Brookline High School’s FIRST Robotics Team 1073, The Force Team, competed at the World Championships in St. Louis, Mo., from April 26-30. The team competed on the Carson field, one of the six fields named after notable scientists and engineers, where 68 teams hoped to win and move on to the final round of matches on the Einstein field. Ranked 24th at the end of qualification rounds, Team 1073 was selected by Team 195, their winning partners in the New England District Championships, and proceeded to do well in elimination rounds. In the finals on the Carson field, Team 1073 ultimately lost to the 3rd alliance, who then competed on the Einstein field, in which the best six alliances from each field compete. Team 1073 ended their season as finalists in their division, bringing home a silver medal, and could not be more proud.

The Force Team is very appreciative of the Brookline and Hollis community, who stepped up without hesitation to help the HBHS Robotics team alleviate travel expenses with their generous donations and ultimately helped with their success. Thank you to Frank and Kathy Grossman, United Technologies Corporation, BAE Systems, The Barker Foundation, Datron, Hollis Brookline Rotary Club, McLane Middleton Law Firm, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Waters Corporation, and to the many friends and family of team members for their outstanding support!

– Submitted by Abigail Lewis, co-CEO and HBHS student