Ted’s Robots, the robotics team from Valley Academy of Learning, competed Jan. 26 in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League regional robotics competition at the Central Washington University campus in Ellensburg. Ted’s Robots was chosen to advance to the state competition taking place at the same location this Saturday. Teams advanced based on excellence in robot engineering, performance, and teamwork.
Ted’s Robots team members are Sam Monson, Triston Ploch, Hannah Husted, Ethan Husted, Noah Valen, Ethan Larsen, Josiah Clifton, Benjamin Clifton and Maverick England — all students at Valley Academy.
Sam Reno and Jim Mugg are team mentors. Team sponsor is TedDriven, a local nonprofit company that promotes cancer research.