Pioneer Robotics Headed to States!

On Saturday, February 8, the Robotics Team traveled to Hopkins Academy in Hadley, MA for their second qualifier of the season. After the five qualifying matches, Pioneer Robotics was the second-seeded team in the elimination round. They chose to alliance with Team IrRaTiONAl #14039 from Lexington, MA for the elimination round. The team won the final elimination round 2-0 and finished 8-2 (W-L) on the day.

The Robotics Team also won the Inspire Award which is the top award given at FIRST Tech Challenge Competitions. Pioneer Robotics acted with *Gracious Professionalism* and was an inspiration to other teams both on and off the field. Throughout the year, they held several events to increase STEM
awareness in the local community. They proved themselves to be true role models.

The team will be participating in the State Championship this Saturday, March 7, at Natick High School.