Education

Roxbury High School Robotics Seeks Sponsors for Championship Trip

ca7b489c47174f3b231b_82d3164057ebfbbc2d0e_roxbotix1.jpg
Roxbotix, Team 4361, at the Finger Lakes Regional event in Rochester, NY.
a902aecb9ad88685096d_90bddd2b9fb811ed5350_roxbotix4.jpg
Roxbotix setting up their robot to compete at the Finger Lakes Regional event at Rochester Institute of Technology.
4cfe911f521b7d9b7519_76dfc0d182d1a925b82f_roxbotix3.jpg
Roxbotix was part of a great alliance with MORT (Mt. Olive Robotics Team) and Falcon Robotics (St. Joseph High School) recently at Montgomery HS, nearly upsetting the 2nd seed in the playoffs.
d9f64dd071cfac1e6b98_334e5356cf02d810bdb1_roxbotix2.jpg
An aerial view of the Roxbotix pit area at RIT.
ca7b489c47174f3b231b_82d3164057ebfbbc2d0e_roxbotix1.jpg

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbotix, the Roxbury High School robotics team, is hoping the community will support its goal of traveling to Detroit, Michigan later this month to compete in the FIRST World Championship event.

The team is trying to raise $10,000 and has set up a GoFundMe page at: https://www.gofundme.com/Roxbotix-4361. The Detroit event runs from April 25 to April 28.

"Time is short, so we are looking to every outlet for raising funds to help make this trip happen for the students," said a statement from team parents. "It has been a great competition season for the Roxbotix students and their robot. The team spent six weeks building a 120-pound robot to compete at FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)  2018 POWER-UP events in the Tri-State area." 

Sign Up for E-News

According to the parents, Roxbotix advanced to the quarterfinals at both of its Mid-Atlantic District competitions in Mt. Olive and Montgomery. The team traveled to the Rochester Institute of Technology and competed at the Finger Lakes Regional Competition, making it to the Semi-Finals and it recently attended the Mid-Atlantic District Championships at Lehigh University placing 16 out of the top 60 teams in the Mid-Atlantic district.

"Under strict rules, limited resources and an intense 6-week time limit, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors," said the parents. "It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship."

The team thanked all the sponsors that helped support this year's Roxbotix season:

Titanium Sponsors:  Roxbury Public Schools, Picatinny Arsenal, NJSIM foundation, Gateway Outdoor Advertising, Walmart Foundation and Model Electronics

Gold Sponsors:  North Jersey Orthopedics, Jersey Mikes

Silver Sponsors:  Elite Surgical Center, Roxbury Rotary Club, KPM Exceptional, Fulton Bank, Suburban Consulting Engineering, Inc.

Bronze Sponsors:  Shop-Rite, Irpinia Deli, Anthony & Sons, Joe's Pizza, Legends Ale House, Giancarlo's Bakery, TGIFridays, Costco, Cambiotti's Tomato Pie Cafe, Outback Steakhouse, IHOP, Roxbury Diner, Brian's Luncheonette

Other Sponsors:  Luigi's, Java Joe's, Casella Pizza, BJ's, LaGratella, Roxbury Bagel and Deli, I Love Subs

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Roxbury

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_6a57ceb4cc57f8ad301a_82709170faa9db7ba6d1_bona

Sun, July 22, 9:00 AM

Henry Bona Pools & Spas, Kenvil

Bona Pools Customer Appreciation Sale!

Home & Garden

Carousel_image_a1decf89a87fc5d7b9c7_circledaypix

Sun, July 22, 12:00 PM

Circle Bowl & Entertainment, Ledgewood

2nd Annual Circle Day at Circle Bowl & ...

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_a2575520f6b6070f69f2_1a063862ab0aec08518c_ccfb88bf21f8332a3575_chilicheesedog

Mon, July 23, 6:30 PM

Iron Hills Tavern, LEDGEWOOD

Chili Cheese Dog Contest!

Food & Drink

Carousel_image_be99a2c018e6835e29d2_finn-foster-465x357

Mon, July 23, 6:45 PM

Roxbury Public Library, Succasunna, NJ 07876

Library Concert Series: Finn & Foster Duo

Arts & Entertainment

Have You Seen Buttons?

July 11, 2018

MOUNT OLIVE, NJ - Residents of Roxbury living near Flanders are asked to keep an eye out for a lost female Yorkie mix that has been missing since July 7.

"Buttons" was last seen near Kevin Drive and Christopher Court in Flanders. The dog, described as friendly but shy, is brown with dark highlights and a white chest patch. If you see her, please call 973-219-9323.

Columns

Peyton Knight's Pointers for Safer Driving

Many customers ask my advice for ways to add more years of life to their vehicles. Here are a few pointers from my 35 years of experience in the auto repair industry, as well as some tips to keep you safer on the road.  

1.    Pull Through a Parking Spot.  Pull through to the other side of a parking space so your vehicle faces forward out ...

More Snow! Let Your Kid Drive in It!

ROXBURY, NJ - We are again about to be walloped by a snowstorm. These words, first written at the beginning of winter, need to be reiterated:

Many parents with a new driver at home will see the storm approaching and instinctively decide to not allow their kids to get behind the wheel until the snow's been cleared.

They might want to rethink that.

When it snows, ...

Is Your Car Ready for Old Man Winter?

You know it’s coming: That first frigid morning when you discover your car is covered in ice. Old Man Winter has reared his ugly head once again to wreak havoc on your car and your ride to work. 

Well, I’ve got one thing to say about that: Let’s be ready for him this year!

Owning a repair shop for over 30 years, I have spent many harsh winters coaxing a dead ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 18

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find out how accessing care at Atlantic Health System is now easier, more affordable and closer to home than ever, learn which item from the produce aisle could be the newest weapon against cancer, see what Atlantic Health System, the New York Times and Instagram all have in common and much more.

 

 

AtlantiCast Episode 17

On this week’s AtlantiCast, it’s National Men’s Health Month, so check out important health tips for you or the men in your life, learn about groundbreaking research into breast cancer treatment that could mean an end to chemotherapy for some patients, meet a local sports hero who’s living his baseball dreams thanks to Goryeb Children’s Hospital and much ...

Letters to TAPinto Roxbury

A Problem and a Solution

July 17, 2018

Greetings, residents of Roxbury Township.  Let me begin by thanking you for the opportunity to serve as the high school principal for the past 15 years.  It has been an honor and a pleasure to do so.

As I “walk into the sunset,” I’d like to bring an important issue to your attention.  It is a significant issue that will plague the district for years to come if ...

Three Roxbury Area Students Make Drew Dean's List

July 20, 2018

MADISON, NJ - Three students from the Roxbury area made the Drew University Dean's List for the Spring 2018 semester:

Alexis Castanheira of Landing, a member of the Class of 2019 majoring in Psychology.

Mariam Ghaly of Mount Arlington, a member of the Class of 2021 majoring in Business.

Anthony McMyne of Succasunna, a member of the Class of 2019 majoring in ...

Warsaw of Ledgewood Makes St. Lawrence Dean's List

CANTON, NY - Nolan Warsaw of Ledgewood has been selected for inclusion on St. Lawrence University's Dean's List for academic achievement during the Spring 2018 semester.

Warsaw is a member of the Class of 2021. Warsaw attended Roxbury High School.

To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must have completed at least four courses and have an academic average of 3.6 based on ...

Two From Roxbury Graduate From Roger Williams

BRISTOL, RI - The following local residents were among the 1,127 students who received their degrees in May as part of the Class of 2018

Paul Bohrer of Succasunna N, with a B.A. in Public Health

Samuel Sherwood of Succasunna NJ (07876), with a B.S. in Finance

Press Releases

Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion Recognized with 2018 New Good Neighbor Award by the NJBIA

July 21, 2018

Morristown, NJ–Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion in Rockaway, New Jersey was recognized with the 2018 New Good Neighbor Award by the New Jersey Business & Industry Association on Tuesday.

The New Good Neighbor Award recognizes the companies, architects, builders and financial entities whose redevelopment projects have benefited their communities ...

Roxbury BOYS & GIRLS INVITED TO FREE SUMMER ADVENTURE NIGHTS

Events Will Include STEM, Shooting sports, games and More!

_____________________________

STANHOPE, NJ – July 5, 2018– Time for the whole family to experience adventure this summer!  Have some free summer evenings and ready for a summer evening of family fun?!  Families are invited to attend any of four Family Adventure Nights at Camp Wheeler or Watchung Day Camp at no ...