STEMM Stingers Have Excellent Robotics Season

“The Okaloosa STEMM Academy’s FIRST Lego League robotics team, STEMM Stingers, have had an outstanding robotics season this school year!” said STEMM Academy Principal, Wanda Avery.

Out of the 700 teams that participated in the state of Florida this season, the STEMM Stingers were one of the top 36 performers, as well as the second highest scoring team in the Northwest Florida Region. Because of the team’s hard work and dedication to learning, they have been invited to participate in the FIRST Program’s Razorback Invitational, hosted by the University of Arkansas, in Fayetteville, AR, May 19-22.

The Razorback Invitational will bring together around 50 national teams and 22 international teams, for 4 days of robotics competition, fun, and cultural exchange.  Not only will the Stingers get to share their love of robotics with teams from all across the nation, but also with teams from Denmark, Spain, Italy, France, Greece, Slovenia, Korea, Israel, Japan, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and Cyprus, just to name a few. 

“The team is incredibly honored and cannot wait to go and proudly represent not only the Okaloosa STEMM Academy and the Okaloosa County School District, but also the great state of Florida,” said Avery.

Pictured above are the STEMM Stingers team members: (back row L-R) Ronin Kiel, Tyler Wisniewski, Matthew VandenBoom, Mathew Harris; (front row L-R) Conrad Kiel, Peter Ballard, Ethan Pfuhl, and Declan Turnbaugh.