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Beverly Robotics Team 1515 will attend will be attending their first regional competitions this year. The Long Beach Regional is to take place on March 11 through the 14. According to co-president and senior Gabriella Shofet, the robotics team will compete against 40 to 70 other teams from across the state.
“We have already finished creating our robot and currently we are working on presentations, printing packing and other last-minute competitions preparations for next week,” Shofet said.
In 2013 and 2014, Team 1515 made it to the Robotics World Championship.If the team wins at Long Beach Regional, they they will be able to attend the Robotics World Championship for the third year in a row.
“If we win, we will be competing on a global scale, against hundreds of teams and thousands of people from nations varying from Germany to Chile to Saudi Arabia,” Shofet said.
Although the team has great ambitions for the future, still, their primary goal is to obtain an award at regionals so they may advance to the world championship.
“I’m pretty excited even though I’ve been doing this six years now,” sophomore Ari Berkowitz said. “Each time I get to go to a new competition, it’s a new challenge and I’m looking forward to that.”
Team 1515’s second and final regional competition for the year will be the Ventura Regional and take place on March 19-22.