SPARTA, NJ-On Saturday, February 1, Sparta High School Robotics Team students participated in a New Jersey regional robotics competition.  Erich Schimpf, Tyler Miers, Kyle Ailara and Nick Tartaglia represented Sparta High School, led by robotics teacher Mark Meola.
The Spartan team  received an Excellence award for Elegance in Mechanical Design and Attention to Detail in Construction.
There were 32 teams from across the state competing at South Brunswick High School. The competition was sponsored by Garden State Robotics, a non-profit group that promotes engineering and robotics at the high school level throughout the state.
The Sparta robot was both well designed and constructed and competed well in the overall competition.  As a result of the Sparta teams performance they were invited to the New Jersey State Championship that is held in Cherry Hill.  A win at this level would secure a place for them at the National Championship held at Disney World.  
Robotic Teacher Mark Meola is proud of their efforts.  "Sparta High School continues to make excellent advancements in science, technology, engineering and math as demonstrated by the success of our students.  Well done Sparta High School!"