SumoBot Competition highlights students at BCC

SumoBot Competition highlights students at BCC

BCC students pose with their awards following the competition.


Buckeye Career Center hosted the seventh annual SumoBot Competition on Oct. 21 in the Joe Carlisle Café. A total of 24 teams from BCC, Dover and Tuscarawas Valley school districts participated.

The results are as follows: first place, Rayane Lane, cosmetology, Tuscarawas Valley, and Aaron Miller, computer technology, New Philadelphia, winning $100 and a large trophy; second place, Hayden Dixon, Project Lead the Way, Claymont, winning $75; and third place, Gage Petrie, Project Lead the Way, Strasburg, winning $50.

BCC Project Lead the Way instructor Ron Gauding said six of the top-10 placings went to BCC students. “I am extremely proud of the time and effort the students put into this competition,” Gauding said.

Prior to the competition, students were required to design, build and program their sumobot, a mini robot on wheels. The goal of a sumobot competition is to push the other sumobot out of the sumobot arena.

Project Lead the Way is a two-year career-technical program in its second year at Buckeye Career Center. BCC offers PLTW as elective courses. Registration for PLTW and all other BCC high school programs for the 2020-21 school year will open Nov. 14.

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