Team Pandemonium Advances to Championship Tournament

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For the second consecutive year, the senior high school’s robotics club was a winner at the FIRST Tech Challenge qualifying tournament at Syosset High School on Jan. 30. The team, named “Team Pandemonium,” will advance to the New York City/Long Island FTC Championship Tournament, to be held at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering in Brooklyn on March 1.  

At the qualifying tournament, Team Pandemonium competed against 30 teams from Long Island and New York City, and after five rounds placed second. The top four teams each picked two other robots with which to form an alliance. The four alliances then completed two rounds of elimination playoffs, with the winning alliance earning the right to advance to the championship. Team Pandemonium was a member of the winning alliance.

“We are extremely proud of what our students have achieved,” advisor Gerard De Simone said. “The students worked extremely hard and dedicated a lot of time brainstorming, designing, prototyping, programming and building their robot.”