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VRC, White Mountain Apache Southwest Native American Showcase Event,(In Person), Blended HS & MS

Date
18-Nov-2022 - 19-Nov-2022
Event Code
RE-VRC-22-8627
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Capacity
29
Spots Open
0
Event Region
Arizona
Max Registrations per Organization
8
Standard Registration Opens
6-Sep-2022 09:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
3-Nov-2022 10:25 EDT
Price
$125.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to the 3rd annual Native American VEX VRC Showcase Event, hosted by the White Mountain Apache Tribe of Whiteriver, Arizona, the Whiteriver Unified School District and Apache Behavioral Health Services.

This event is designed to allow Native American VEX VRC teams from the across North America to come together to enjoy a fun robotics competition and showcase their culture.  Teams are encouraged to prepare a PowerPoint (or similar) presentation on their local culture, that can be shown online.    Please contact Bruce Goode at bgoode@wmabhs.org for instructions on any cultural presentations or exhibits your team may bring. 

Teams must be either a Native American Reservation School Team,  Tribal School Team,  or Native American/ First Nations Team (defined as at least 50% or more of the students on that team are recognized as Native or Indigenous) to be eligible to compete.  Teams wishing to participate but have not yet registered for the event may send an email to rodney.clause@wmabhs.org and your Native Amrican team will be manually added to the event.

 Interviews for Judged Awards will be begin Friday morning, November 18.  Engineering Notebook submission must be hard copy. Please print if currently electronic. 

 

This event will qualify 4 spots to Worlds, as follows:

     Excellence Award - Middle School - 1 spot

     Excellence Award - High School - 1 spot

     Tournament Champions - 2 spots

We plan to continue this tradition each year.  Last season, the pandemic changed this event to be remote and skills-only.  This year's in-person tournament event includes full alliance competition and awards. 

Scheduled Judging Time Slots:  Teams will be given times for interviews after check in Friday morning with the first interview starting at 8:30 am

 

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Message from REC Foundation:

All approved events and event attendees are required to follow all local, state, federal, or any other government ordinances regarding COVID-19 safety procedures, social distancing, and best hygiene practices. Event hosts should continually assess, based on current government guidelines, whether to postpone, cancel, or significantly reduce the number of attendees when necessary.

 


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 18-Nov-2022 - 19-Nov-2022

Venue/Location:
Canyon Day Junior High School
4621 South 9th Street
Whiteriver, Arizona 85941
United States

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Agenda

Agenda      (all times are Arizona Timezone Please be aware of Daylight Savings Time changes)

Friday November 18, 2022  and Saturday November 19th, 2022

Friday

7:30 am  Doors Open and check in begins

8:00 am  Robot inspections will begin with an inspector coming to you pit. Please have your robot ready for inspection as soon as possible upon arrival.

8:45 am  Opening Ceremony

9:15 - 11:30  Skills Challenges/ Team Interviews

11:30 am Lunch

12:30 pm Driver's Meeting

12:45 - 3:00 pm Qualifying matches

3:30 - 5:00 pm Ft. Apache Tour

5:00 pm Tribal Introductions at ABHS

5:15 pm Crown Dancers Performance

5:30 pm Team Videos Presented

5:45 pm Dinner

Saturday

7:30 am  Doors Open

8:00 am  Finish Qualifying matches

9:30 am Alliance Selection

9:45 am Practice with Finals alliances/ Skills

10:45 am Finals

12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 pm Awards for both IQ and VRC

 

Skills include:

Up to 3 attempts at Driving Skills

Up to 3 attempts with Autonomous 

Cultural Posts and Sharing

Teams are encouraged to post prepared materials (presentations, videos) featuring their community's culture! 

 

We desire for Native American teams to learn more about each other's culture.  Each subsequent year, as COVID risks are reduced and we are together in person, this aspect of our event will be a highlight of our time together. 

 

Awards

Excellence Middle and High School

Alliance Champions

Tourney Finalist

Skills Champion

Skills 2nd place

Skills 3rd place

Design

Judges

Think

Energy

Build

Inspire

Volunteer

If you'd like to help, please contact

Rodney Clause, rodney.clause@wmabhs.org, 928-245-0563

Bruce Goode, bgoode@wmabhs.org, 928-221-1934

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

The event will continue unless an emergency occurs.  If an emergency disallows the event to proceed on the scheduled date, other dates may be considered; however, likely it would be cancelled and payments refunded.  With it being indoors and limited travel required, there should not be an issue with weather.

Refund Policy

Refunds will be offered if teams provide 72 hour advance notice.

Health and Safety Policies

Strict covid precautions will be followed.  N95 masks will be provided for participants with distancing restrictions during matches and alliance interactions.

************************************

Message from REC Foundation:

All approved events and event attendees are required to follow all local, state, federal, or any other government ordinances regarding COVID-19 safety procedures, social distancing, and best hygiene practices. Event hosts should continually assess, based on current government guidelines, whether to postpone, cancel, or significantly reduce the number of attendees when necessary.


Date: 18-Nov-2022 - 19-Nov-2022
Canyon Day Junior High School
4621 South 9th Street
Whiteriver, Arizona 85941
United States

Travel Info

The venue for the VRC Showcase is Alchesay High School and for IQ is at Whiteriver Elementary School.  They are a few hundred yards apart from each other in Whiteriver, Arizona.  Whiteriver is 25 miles south of Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona.  Show Low is immediately North of Pinetop-Lakeside.  Hon Dah Resort and Convention.

Map showing the area

The Hon Dah Resort and Casino is Tribally owned and on the northern edge of the Reservation.  The map above should have links to other hotels in the Pinetop-Lakeside.

Hotel rooms are available at Hon Dah resort (ask for the discount for attending the educational robotics tournament), as well as the nearby communities of Pinetop, Lakeside, and Show Low. 

Whiteriver is at 5164 ft elevation and Pinetop at 6, 804.  It is a very scenic drive between the two with trees in their final stages of changing color.

If you have any questions concerning travel or lodging, please contact Rodney at rodney.clause@wmabhs.org.

 

 

Judging Format

  • All In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.