Silver Palms Elementary Excels at National Robotics Competition

Silver Palms Elementary School’s robotics team has brought pride to Pembroke Pines by achieving a top 10% ranking at the VEX IQ World Championship held in Dallas, Texas. Competing against more than 400 teams from around the globe, the students from Silver Palms Elementary showcased their exceptional STEM skills and dedication.

The VEX IQ World Championship is the pinnacle of robotics competitions for students, where teams design and program custom-built robots to perform specific tasks. The Silver Palms team demonstrated outstanding problem-solving abilities, teamwork, and innovative coding techniques, earning their place among the top competitors.

This success highlights the hard work and quality of the BCPS STEM+ Computer Science Programs, Applied Learning Department. Silver Palms Elementary’s achievement at this prestigious event underscores the strength and competitiveness of BCPS robotics teams on the global stage.

In addition to Silver Palms Elementary, other BCPS schools also achieved notable rankings at various robotics competitions. Manatee Bay Elementary School scored in the top 5% and won the Think Award for the most effective use of coding techniques. Coral Springs Middle School placed in the top 12% at the VEX IQ World Championship, showcasing the district’s broad talent.

At the VEX Robotics U.S. Open CREATE National Competition in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Nova Eisenhower Elementary School finished in approximately the top third of all teams. This national championship saw 61 teams competing from across the country, highlighting the wide participation and high level of competition.

BCPS JROTC teams also excelled at the JROTC National Championship at VEX World in Dallas. South Plantation High School had two teams that scored among the top 12% and 19%, respectively. Monarch High School placed in the top 29%, Deerfield Beach High School in the top 30%, Dillard 6-12 in the top 45%, and Cypress Bay High School in the top 46%. These rankings reflect the dedication and skill of BCPS students in the JROTC program.

BCPS Superintendent Dr. Howard Hepburn expressed his pride in the students’ achievements. “Competing in the national and world championships is a tremendous accomplishment, and we are so proud of these student teams. Reaching this elite level of competition requires an incredible amount of dedication. The students and their coaches work hard all year long perfecting their robots; participating in challenges at the local, regional, and state levels to qualify; and raising money for travel expenses. They did an outstanding job, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for them next season!”

The success of BCPS robotics teams demonstrates the district’s commitment to providing high-quality STEM education and the importance of supporting students in their pursuit of excellence. Congratulations to all the teams for their remarkable achievements!