Congratulations to SWARM, the South West Albany Robotics Maniacs team, for qualifying for the FIRST Robotics world champion competition.
Fifteen team members from South Albany and West Albany high schools and Oregon Connections Academy will travel to Houston, Texas, next week to join 400 teams from around the world for a chance to be a FIRST Lego Robotics champion.
The team qualified by earning second place at a March qualifying competition in Wilsonville and Lake Oswego. Combined with a good showing at the regional competition, they ranked 15th among teams in the Pacific Northwest and earned a chance to compete in the world event.
Congratulations, SWARM, and good luck in Houston!