Students Earn 1st Place at National Robotics Competition


Pine- Richland High School earned a first-place Grand Champion award out of 63 other teams at the National Robotics League Competition on May 21, 2016 at California University of Pennsylvania. 

Seniors Jake Reuter, Sam Schoone and Chris Lang; juniors Ryan Schonbachler and Rachel Jarman and sophomore James Baxter represented PRHS at the Bots IQ Competition.

The students accepted their trophy and $500 award at Inventionland in Fox Chapel on May 25, 2016.     Inventionland is considered America’s largest invention factory, where corporations and major retailers come for their innovative new product lines.

The National Robotics League is a manufacturing workforce development program of the National Tooling & Machining Association. Students are encouraged to design and build remote controlled robots (Bots) to face-off in a gladiator-style competition. This hands-on effort allows students to gain practical knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Students participate in the competition under the direction of PRHS Teacher Evan Clark.