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Jackson High School’s robotics team wins district competition

Jackson High School’s Team 2910 Jack In The Bot took first place at the FIRST robotics district competition in Mt. Vernon on March 1st through 3rd, 2019. Out of the 34 teams who competed, Jack In The Bot was ranked first in this competitive field.
Jack in the Bot robotics team proudly poses after placing first in the FIRST® Robotics district competition. Photo courtesy of Everett Public Schools.

From an Everett Public Schools news release.

Jackson High School’s Team 2910 Jack In The Bot competed at the FIRST robotics district competition in Mt. Vernon on March 1st through 3rd, 2019.

The team’s students and mentors engineered a world-class robot and earned first place.

Out of the 34 teams who competed, Jack In The Bot was ranked first in this competitive field.

“In addition to representing our school with Spirit, Graciousness and Professionalism on and off the field, our team won an award for the code the robot used to engage the motors with accuracy and precision!” shared Maggie Thorleifson, Jackson High School robotics advisor/coach.

There were 19 FIRST Competitive Events around the world, a minimum of 34 teams compete at each event. As of last week, Team 2910 Jack In The Bot has the third highest OPR in the world of all the robots competing.

What is OPR?

OPR stands for Offensive Power Rating, which is a system to attempt to deduce the average point contribution of a team to an alliance. It is based on sports rating systems used in other sports.

OPRs are an interesting way to slice the data for teams at particular events, but aren't a perfect system for assessing a team's performance or contribution.

The public is encouraged to attend the next local competition at Glacier Peak High School on March 23rd and 24th.

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