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We are a public middle school in Maryland. We have qualified 6 of the past 7 years for Worlds dating back to 2011. We have 10 IQ and 4 VRC teams in our club. We also have a high school club that has qualified for Worlds every year for 12 years. We also have an elementary school, Sparks, that has 3 IQ teams with 1 qualified to attend Worlds this year. We meet once a week at school, host events, and a summer camp. We are very involved in helping grown VEX in our state and work with RECF rep, Katrina Hill.
Hereford Zone Robotics (HZR) has directly hosted 8 events and was a major assist to 8 other events. We were the major event partner in organizing and running all 4 Maryland state championships. Our January In The Zone home event was a fundraiser in which we were able to donate $2,000 to a local charity, ‘Our Neighbors Foundation’. Our team, 9290B, was 10th in the world in robot skills for VEX VRC. Our 9290J team ended up 29th. Our B team ended up being awarded the Excellence winner for the State Championship and we had a 3 team winning alliance at States. Our J team was the Robot Skills and Amaze award winner.
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