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EMSB DOMINATES 14TH JUNIOR ROBOTICS COMPETITION

MONTREAL, MAY 5, 2016-   It was a virtual sweep by the English Montreal School Board (EMSB), as teams representing 10 EMSB elementary and high schools won 21 out of 24 awards at the 14th annual Junior Robotics Competition, which took place on April 29 and 30 at Vanier College in St. Laurent.

The competition, which was organized by the Educational Alliance for Science and Technology (E.A.S.T.), saw more than 300 student participants who represented a total of 17 elementary and high schools, and formed 75 teams. Throughout the two-day event, the student teams were asked to build and program robots, in order to meet a specific challenge that was designed especially for the competition in an environment that encouraged motivation, programming, fun, and team building skills. There were four categories that the students competed in: Soccer, Search and Rescue, On Stage (Dance) and Triathlon.

At the awards ceremony, which was hosted by Global TV news anchor and reporter Elysia Bryan-Baynes, Royal West Academy in Montreal West won a total of six awards, including the 2016 RoboCup, as well as first and third place awards in the Triathlon (Secondary) category, first place in the Search and Rescue (Secondary) category, and first and second place in the Soccer (Secondary) category. The other EMSB Junior Robotics award winners were Merton School in Côte Saint-Luc, which won first place in the OnStage category, second and third place in the Triathlon (Primary) category, and third place in the Soccer (Primary) category; Cedarcrest School, which won second place in the OnStage category; Gardenview School in St. Laurent, which won third place in the OnStage category, and first place in the Soccer (Primary) category; Edinburgh School, which won first place in the Triathlon (Primary) category; Focus High School in NDG, which won second place in the Triathlon (Secondary) category; General Vanier School in St. Léonard, which won first place in the Search and Rescue (Primary) category and second place in the Soccer (Primary) category; Royal Vale Elementary in NDG, which won third place in the Search & Rescue (Primary) category; and Vincent Massey Collegiate in Rosemount, which won second place in the Search & Rescue (Secondary) category and third place in the Soccer (Secondary) category.



Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca