Local students among those gearing up for Cyber Robotics Coding Competition finals

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44 teams from around NH are participating in this weekend’s Cyber Robotics Coding Competition, including Founders Academy, a Manchester charter school.

CONCORD, NH – Students from around New Hampshire will compete on Dec. 15 in the 2018 Cyber Robotics Coding Competition. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 15, 2018, at Cole Hall on Sage Way at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.

Student representatives from schools across the state will be challenged to complete advanced coding missions involving virtual, 3-D animated robots.

A team from Founders Academy, a city charter school, will represent Manchester.

Competitors include students from 18 schools that are sending 38 middle school teams. One club team and one homeschool team are participating while four high schools are sending four teams to the final competition.

Last year, nearly 2,600 New Hampshire students participated in the competition. This year, more than 4,200 students were involved. In all, more than 35,000 students from nearly 600 schools in 14 states and the District of Columbia participated in this year’s CRCC. In September, more than 30,000 students in Vietnam registered for their country’s first CRCC in under 48 hours with more than 100,000 students around the world are participating in similar competitions.

“We are very excited about the growth of this program and how effective it is in helping students gain valuable coding skills,” stated Frank Edelblut, commissioner of education. “As this program continues to grow, we hope to be able to host virtual international competitions and one day reach our goal of over a million participating students.”

New Hampshire schools reaching the finals this year include:

  • Barrington Middle School
  • Chester Academy
  • Elm Street Middle School in Nashua
  • Farmington Senior High School
  • Founders Academy in Manchester
  • Gorham Middle School
  • Keene Middle School
  • Lebanon High School
  • Litchfield Middle School
  • Londonderry High School
  • Mack Academy Homeschool
  • Merrimack Valley Middle School in Penacook
  • Monadnock Regional Middle High School in Swanzey
  • North Hampton School
  • Pine Tree Elementary School in Conway
  • Seabrook Middle School
  • St. Thomas Aquinas School in Derry
  • Tamworth Makers Club
  • Tuftonboro Central School
  • Waterville Valley Elementary School
  • Weare Middle School
  • Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative Middle High School.

The event is co-sponsored this year by the New Hampshire Department of Education, the Intelitek STEM and CTE Education Foundation, Oracle Academy, 4-H, and UNH.