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Unionville High School Robotics Teams Compete at FIRST World Championship

In April, two Unionville High School (UHS) Robotics teams competed in the FIRST World Championship in Houston, TX. 

The FIRST World Championship is the culminating event for the FIRST youth robotics competition season and an international celebration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). 

Of 7,500 total FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) teams, only the top 3% qualified for the World Championship– including four from Pennsylvania and two of those from UHS, the Green Lemons and Silver Wolves. 

At Worlds, qualifying teams are first split into four divisions to play qualification matches, where they vie for seats in the division semifinals and the division finals. 

FIRST Robotics is not your average competition. Unlike other student activities, FTC teams are judged not only on the performance of their robot, but also on their ability to communicate and to compete in alliances. 

Both the Green Lemons and Silver Wolves advanced with their alliances to their division finals, ranking 4th and 9th in the Ochoa Division respectively. 

As a team, the Green Lemons also ranked first worldwide in offensive power rating (OPR) and took home 3rd Place in the Connect Award. Green Lemons' Team Captain Jeremy Hsu was a FIRST Dean’s List Finalist. 

To learn more about the First Tech Challenge organization, visit their website.

If your student is interested in joining any UHS FTC Robotics team, they are invited to contact UHS Dean of Students MariBeth Lyles at