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Flagstaff Academy VEX IQ "Burgundy Dragons" - State Champs - are Heading to World!

Flagstaff Academy's middle school team - The Burgundy Dragons - qualified for the VEX Robotics World Championships by earning the top score in a tiebreaker for the Teamwork Champion Award. The score to beat in the last match was 22, earned by The Nerd Herd from Erie and the Drake Dragons from Arvada. Flagstaff Academy's Burgundy team was paired with the Bro Bots from Elizabeth. Everyone was ready to go but when the timer started the burgundy robot failed to work properly - it refused to drive. Burgundy Dragons quickly fixed the issue and got on the field to finish the match with a score of 22 tying for the top score. The four teams came out for a tie breaker. The Burgundy Dragons and The Bro bots finished with 25 to earn the top teamwork challenge award. It was a legendary end to the days events with awesome competition from across Colorado! Below is a list of the awards Flagstaff Academy received.  
Burgundy Dragons - Teamwork Champion Award
The Teamwork Challenge Champions Award is presented to the two team alliance that earned the highest score in the Teamwork Challenge Finals matches.
Magenta Dragons - Design Award
The Design Award is presented to a team that demonstrates the ability to implement the most effective and efficient robot design process. Their Engineering Notebook and discussion with the Judges demonstrate the team’s ability to produce a quality robot with minimal adult assistance. This team’s Engineering Notebook is a clear, complete, and organized documentation of the robot design process that demonstrates effective management of skills, time, and material resources. Students on this team were able to explain how they developed an effective game strategy and robot  design.
Emerald Dragons - Robot Skills Champion
The VEX IQ Robot Skills Champion Award is presented to the team with the highest combined Programming Skills Challenge and Driving Skills Challenge scores.
STEM Research Award - Emerald Dragons
The STEM Research Project Award is presented to the team that develops and delivers an effective research project presentation and demonstrates a significant depth of understanding of their research topic. Their research uses reliable sources and is well organized.