Marlborough Students Excel in Robotics and Debate Competitions
Weekend competitions in San Diego and Palos Verdes yield fantastic results.
On Saturday, January 15, Marlborough students participated in two exciting events:
Five Upper School students competed in their second robotics tournament of the year. Over 40 schools from across Southern California met in San Diego to determine which team would advance to the FIRST Tech World Championships in St. Louis. Marlborough School’s robot was piloted by Allie L. '14 and Gwen L. '12, and was coached on the field by Marissa T '12. Clever strategy and cooperation with our alliance schools earned Marlborough wins in three of the five qualifying rounds, despite some robot malfunctions. The second seeded team (Mt. Carmel High School in San Diego) chose Marlborough as their alliance partner going into the semi-final elimination rounds. Marlborough played a strong defense and helped our alliance outscore the opposing team in two of the three rounds. Congratulations to Allie L., Gwen L., Marissa T., Angela F. '13 and Shalena G. '14 on a job well done! For more info on the FIRST Tech Challenge competition, visit http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/ftc
Twenty-one of our 7th
Grade debaters competed at Ridgecrest Intermediary School in Rancho Palos Verdes. They debated four difficult topics, including “The U.S. was justified in killing Anwar al-Awlaki,” and “The government should not fund public radio or television.” Of the 135 participants representing seven different area schools, Marlborough students achieved fantastic results, including individual team awards for Tiffany S. '16, Baxter K. '16, and Alanna W. '16; and individual team awards for Morgan S. '16 and Olivia G. '16. Marlborough School also placed Third in the Tournament Awards!