SPARTA, NJ – “We made Worlds,” said Sparta High School Robotics Mark Meola.

Sparta High Schools Robotic Program ranked among the top eight teams in the state.  There are 80 VEX Robotics teams in New Jersey, the top eight are invited to the 2015 VEX World Championships.  

This intense four-day annual robotics-engineering tournament will attract more than 800 teams and 15,000 students from over 25 countries to celebrate their accomplishments and further inspire their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics according to the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation.   

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The event is presented by The Northrop Grumman Foundation with sponsors and partnerships that include Chevron, EMC Corporation, Microchip, NASA, Northrop Grumman Foundation, Texas Instruments, the U.S. Army and the FUTURE Foundation.

The event will take place at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY from April 15 through 18. 

At the board of education meeting last week, board member Kylen Anderson announced the team’s accomplishments.  She also spoke of the support given to the Robotics program by the Sparta Education.  “Five years ago Mr Meola came to the Sparta Education Foundation for help with [funding] the robotics program.  The Foundation committed to $11,000 over five years.” Anderson added they were proud to see the program’s success.

“Once again Sparta High School’s Steven Viola, Joseph Han, Daniel Parker and Tommy Aposolico have made some awesome accomplishments.” said Meola.