Freeholders Recognize State Winners of Robotics Competition

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Students from Thomas Energy Smart School were recognized by the Somerset County Freeholders earlier this week for their accomplishment of becoming state champions of the VEX IQ Challenge, according to a news release.

Somerset County Freeholders Shanel Y. Robinson, Deputy Director Patricia L. Walsh and Director Brian D. Levine presented citations to Gagan Voona and Levant Yildiz, according to a news release.

The contest is sponsored by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation.


Officials say during this game-based robotics engineering challenge, teams of students were asked to design and build a robot that had the capability of playing against other teams’ robots in the competition.

TEECS is a tuition-free public school located in New Jersey, which has a mission to provide a safe, educational environment that focuses on teaching children about green-renewable energy, as well as developing their technical, personal and critical thinking skills in order to meet and exceed the future’s ever-changing climate and global economy.

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