HHS Teams Finish Strong at Inaugural MCC Vex Robotics Competition

Two Huntley High School teams took top-three finishes at the first-ever McHenry County College Vex Robotics Competition in March.

Students that participated were part of the Project Lead the Way Principles of Engineering course. In total, 24 HHS students competed in six teams of four students each. Those teams were selected for the event out of 38 teams that competed in the school’s previous in-house competition.

At the MCC event, one team placed 2nd in the competition and also added a 2nd place finish in design judging. Another team placed 3rd in the competition.

These top finishers received plaques, ribbons and certificates for their efforts.

Through its STEM Engineering Academy, HHS currently offers two Project Lead the Way Engineering courses, Introduction to Engineering Design and Principles of Engineering.

Next year, it will add four more courses: Drafting Design Studio, Art and Design for Engineers, and two specialized Project Lead the Way courses: PLTW – Aerospace Engineering, and PLTW – Civil Engineering and Architecture.

Huntley 158 also has integrated Vex Robotics units into the curricula at several schools, including elementary schools. Watch video of Vex Robotics in action at Martin Elementary School »

Congratulations to the participating students!