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Encore Online Challenge: VRC High School VEX World Robotics Championship

The REC Foundation wants to continue celebrating the achievements of the teams that qualified for the 2020 VEX Worlds Fantasy Robotics Tournament. We recognize many students were disappointed the 2020 VEX Robotics World Championship in Louisville, KY was cancelled, so we are excited to share an opportunity that may provide an additional pathway to qualify for the 2021 Remote VEX Robotics World Championship. We would love to invite back all the teams that qualified in 2020, but unfortunately that is not possible. Instead, the REC Foundation is selecting 50 VRC High School teams for an opportunity to attend the 2021 VEX Robotics World Championship through the Encore Online Challenge. 

Eligible for the Encore Online Challenge must continue working hard this season! Eligible teams need to submit a PDF document with their team information and a (3) three-minute video sharing how they persevered after the 2020 season including their accomplishments this season. Teams should carefully review the eligibility, judging and requirements section below.

Winners for the Encore Online Challenge will be announced by Friday April 23rd.

 

Entries

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295Y Encore Challenge

295YChris

Hello, this is team 295Y from Placer Advanced Robotics and Technology. As a student run non-profit, PART's goal is to promote STEM and give students the opportunity to innovate and create. We would like to thank the REC Foundation for hosting this challenge and the judges for their hard work. Our team consists of 6 juniors: 5 returning and 1 new member. This year we went through a name change from 81818A to 295Y. All 5 returning members qualified for the 2020 VEX Worlds Fantasy Robotics Tournament. Thanks for watching our video!

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Team 39B VEX Encore Challenge Submission

gzhang

We are team 39B Gogli from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and this is our VEX online Encore challenge submission. Our video and PDF are attached. 

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Order 66 2849A

robotics

Hi! We are team 2849A from Caston High School. We are entering the Encore Challenge for our High School team. We are made up of 1 Senior, 1 Junior, 1 Sophomore, and 1 Freshman. Our Freshman member was part of the team that won Indiana Skills for Vex IQ Middle School last year. We have had many challenges being an inexperienced and new team to VEX VRC and would love the chance to continue to learn and improve by being chosen for Worlds. 

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VRC Encore Challenge 20217A

kjm07252

Here is our team information

- Team 20217A (High School)

- Wonjun Lim, Tina Cho, Joanna Jung, Yoonhyuk Cho, Chawon Lim, Chaeeun Park

 

And introducing video and slides were attached

- Introducing video

- Introducing slide

 

Thank you for the great opportunity

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3885B Encore Submission

Jakedrennen

      In this entry, you will find a PDF file with our team information including, all team members of the last two years of 3885B and which teams are qualifying for the Encore Challenge. Along with the PDF, you will find a short video made by me and my partner explaining why we should be given a chance at VEX worlds along with some information about how we qualified and how we have bettered ourselves over the year, along with how we have dealt with the Covid pandemic. 

 

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VRC Encore Challenge 20217B

kjm07252

Here is our team information

- Team 20217B (High School)

- Yangwon Kang, Brian Lee, Mathhew Jeong, Seonkoo Kim, Bona Seo, Seeun Park, Jungyeon Choi, Hyunseo Choi, Dokyung Yoon, Daniel Seo, Gwanu Kim,

 

And introducing video and slides were attached

- Introducing video

- Introducing slide

 

Thank you for the great opportunity

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55885Y Artemis - Encore Challenge

Mariosumali

55885Y-Encore Challenge for VEX robotics. Our members are Mario Sumali, Jake Kasper, Melody Yeh, Christina Shou, Jenny Xiong, Janie Xiong, Jessica Tran, and Grace Kang. We hope this video can show the extent of our team's hard work and dedication this season despite setbacks from COVID-19.

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2775J Encore Challenge

joshua.bernheisel

This is the Encore Challenge Submission for Team 2775J. Enjoy!

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Robopower Team 36637A

MohamedAli

The ROBOPOWER team, at VEX Petro Robotics Club and IEEE Suez Region E IRHS, created this video to show the team's work in the 2019-20 season, and to show how to benefit from the experiences of the previous season in the mission of the current season in the vex robotics competition. This year, we had a great season working with robots and impacting our community. Our work was based on:
1- Equipping youth and pre-college students with the skills needed to excel in the industrial fields.
2. Working to provide them with the technical skills which are necessary to prepare an...


2496W Encore Online Challenge

Andres 2496

Team 2496W's or, what we like to call ourselves, The Island of Misfit Toys, submission for the Encore Online Challenge.

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Team 82855Y STL Tzu Encore Challenge

rayyifeixu

Hello, we are 82855Y from Ontario Canada. We are a very dedicated Robotics team that aims to finish strong everyone single season. We qualified for the Worlds Championship last year. Despite the numerous struggles that our team faced this year, we are still pulling off strong. Out of the 5 competitions we attended, we managed to pull 3 awards. With a skill run of 247 points, we currently placing top 20 within the world and fourth within our province. We keep striving every day to promote STEM and build a successful robotics team. Thank you for your...


VRC Encore Challenge Submission

davidandrewwilson

This is our Encore Challenge submission, showing our team and how we have worked through the problems that the COVID-19 pandemic caused.

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Encore Challenge - HYBRID, 20785A

HYBRID 20785A

We hope you enjoy our submission, and thank you for your consideration!

Video Submission: Encore Challenge - HYBRID, 20785A (https://youtu.be/LpM7ukjDMao)

A special thanks to our coaches, organisation, and VRQ/ORCAH members for making this season as enjoyable as possible despite the challenges.

 

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Team Tempest 20785D

Tempest 20785D

In the 2019-2020 VIQC Middle School Tournament, Ashish Yeruva, from Team 21549F Gyrofusion, was able to qualify for the 2020 Vex Worlds Championship last year, after working hard to create a high quality design notebook that impressed the judges at the national tournament he attended. Now, as a newcomer to the EDR team Tempest, he has worked well with the rest of the team to create an outstanding robot. As an experienced team with a wide diversity of skillsets, we have persevered and strove for success, in order to achieve success. Through trial and error, despite it being a...


81P Encore Challenege

Jina

81P Encore Challenge Entry

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19589A Worlds Video

KJones0506

MIddle School Team 18000C team member Katelyn Jones and Team 18000B Alex Hamilton and Clay Sherfey. We joined together as freshmen in high school to create the community team 19589A Hope Robotics. Due to COVID-19 our high school was not competing this season and after receiving the Excellence Award and Robot Skill rankings that qualified us for Worlds 2020 it was important to participate this season to sustain momentum.

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4303C Cosmos - Forest Park HS - Woodbridge, VA

forestpark

4303C Cosmos from Forest Park High School in Woodbridge, Virginia.

Excellence Award winners from 2019-2020
and Virginia State Championships Semi-Finalists.

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Team 91709A Encore Online Challenge Entry

Kristen Alecxih

We are team 91709A, Bionic Resilience an independent all girls team from Chino Hills, California. Bionic Resilience is a four year independent all girls team that was built from the ground up. This year, the team is composed of four qualified members and three new members. Due to health concerns and restriction in California this season, in person competitions were unavailable to us. Even though face to face competitions were not an option, we adapted and continued to compete virtually and expand our knowledge in engineering. In 2017, we built our own independent team,...


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5327V Encore Challenge Submission

gfr5327v

We are team 5327V.  We believe we deserve a qualification to the Worlds 2021 Competition.  Thanks for your consideration.

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5327S Encore Challenge Submission

5327S

This is our submission for the 2020-2021 Encore Challenge. 5327S is made up of a number of diverse individuals who share the common dream of qualifying for and winning the VEX World Championship. We have worked extremely hard to get to the stage that we are at right now and we hope that we can make our dream a reality. Being able to qualify to Worlds through this challenge will put us one step closer to being the best.

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1069E Encore Challenge

Ellie1069e

Team 1069E Critical Mass presents our Encore Challenge!

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5691B

dmaxwell

Our team, 5691B, from Bryant Arkansas is submitting our video demonstrating our team members, our hard work and dedication, challenges that we have overcome, and the success we have had this season. This is a platform we are using to present why we believe we should be selected to qualify for the 2020-2021 VEX Robotics World Championship in Dallax, TX.

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Team 8000B

rileyreichel

This is Team 8000B's submission for the Vex Encore Challenge. 

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5691Z's Encore Challenge

thecoolmathdude

Our team number is 5691Z, and our team members have quallified from last year's season to the 2020 Worlds competition, but due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, we were unable to attend in person. We have in past competitions provided unique competition and wish to do so further in the 2021 Worlds Competition.

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