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HawkBots finish top four at Ontario Innovation Celebration

Photo submitted. The Holy Name Catholic Elementary School robotics team, the HawkBots, celebrate a top four finish at the Ontario Innovation Celebration over the weekend. Pictured back row, from left to right: Lauren Schmidt (mentor), Luke Schmidt, Carina Thachuk, Sara Thorne, Amaya Ryckman, Sara Gualdieri, Hanna Mills, Brooke Latour, and Jason Mastroianni. Pictured front row, from left to right: Mike Lamoureux (coach), Mike Nadalin (coach). Missing: Sarah Brady and Bryana McCarthy (mentor)

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Holy Name Catholic Elementary School’s robotics team, the HawkBots, was selected as one of the top four winning teams after a great showing at the Ontario Innovation Celebration. The competition was held at Seneca College in Markhamon on Sunday, February 24.

  The competition had 18 of the best teams from across Ontario compete. This year’s theme was titled, “Into Orbit,” which centered the competition on having each of the participating teams come up with a solution to a problem they identified with travelling in space. During the competition, each team presented the product that solves that problem.

  In keeping with the competition theme, the HawkBots designed a resistance suit to prevent loss of muscle mass and bone density while in space.

  In the end, four teams were declared champions, with the HawkBots included in the winners’ circle.

  As a champion team, the HawkBots have been invited to submit an application for the Global Innovation Celebration in San Jose, California. This competition will take place June 30th to July 2nd. The team would be competing for a grand prize of $20,000 US.

  Team coach and Holy Name teacher, Michael Lamoureux, said all of the students are super charged about winning and anxious to start the next leg of their race.  


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