Rare accomplishment for Kingston student

Feb 15, 2017 | Client: VEX Robotics | Blog: The Whig |

Carlee Rogers, with her robot 52 Blue and some of the awards she has won at robotics championships across Ontario this academic year, at the Bayridge Secondary School library in Kingston. (Mike Norris/The Whig-Standard)


Carlee Rogers wanted to win an award at a robotics competition during the 2016-17 academic year.

It didn’t matter which award, or at which competition.

Well, she won an award. Then another, and another, and another.

The first honour was the Judges Award, presented to her at the Lockheed Martin Ontario qualifying tournament in Ottawa in December.

“I was extremely excited,” said the Grade 12 student at Bayridge Secondary School. “It was my first award and only my second competition of the year. I had never won anything to do with robotics.

“I was proud.”

Rogers went on to win the Create Award at the York Region tournament in Newmarket; the Excellence Award at the Central Ontario qualifying event in Barrie; and the Judge’s Award at the Central Toronto competition. Winning the Excellence Award qualified her to compete at the Ontario Provincial VEX Robotics Championship, Feb. 25 in St. Catharines.

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