Students from Waterford schools compete at the Monroe County Community College Midway robotics tournament. (Photo: Natalie Broda, The Oakland Press)
Three students from Waterford’s Haviland Elementary School have qualified to compete in the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation’s annual VEX IQ State Championship this February.
It’s the first time a Waterford team has earned a spot in the competition, according to the district. Students Isaac Stolnicki, Logan Klausen and Everhett Boyd comprised one of three Waterford teams to compete at the recent Monroe County Community College Midway robotics tournament.
The Haviland team, along with Joseph Stolnicki, their coach, will compete against 60 other teams of elementary students from across the state. The championship takes place on Feb. 29 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City.
Waterford School District’s STEM enrichment program, known as the Waterford Initiative for Robotics Education and Development, serves students in first through eighth grade.