By Ryan McCarthy
Members of the GrizzlyBots robotics team from Grange Middle School won the Amaze Award for their top-performing robot at the Vex world championships at the Anaheim Convention Center.
“I’m very proud of them,” said Diane Halsey, algebra teacher and coach of the Grange team.
Grange students Josh Purvis, Samuel Deal, Wendy Martinez, Evan Poston, Cassie Reyes, Nathalie So and Trinity So traveled to Southern California for the event, which began Wednesday and ended Saturday. A total of 760 teams from around the world qualified. More than 15,000 people participated using custom-built and programmed robots.