Our High School robotics team, the Sparks, competed at the Lehigh Valley Regional FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Qualifier last weekend. The team was nominated for three FTC awards at the competition. Of those, they won the Connect Award, and were the second place Motivate Award Winner and the second place Inspire Award Winner, which is the highest award presented at the qualifiers. They also made it to the final match of the day and were one of only four teams at the competition who qualified for states. The team will be competing at the Pennsylvania FTC Championship Tournament at Millersville University on Feb. 28. Congrats girls! Some of the team members were not able to participate on Saturday, but the following girls were at the competition and excited at their achievement: Mickey Viola, Juliette Abbonizio, Juliet Howard, Angela Cinaglia, Becca Gleeson, Johanna Tomkiewicz, Bri Heffernen, and Olivia Chow.