The 2008 Middle School Robotics Team Honored with Hall of Fame Induction

Chaminade’s Middle School Robotics Team 83 was honored this weekend with an induction into the REC Foundation’s Vex Robotics Hall of Fame. The hall recognized Team 83 for being the first World Championship Middle School Excellence Award winner in 2008. The Excellence Award is the highest honor in Vex Robotics competition and is awarded to teams who perform at the highest level both on and off the field.Four of the original members of that World Championship team are now seniors on the High School team: Morgan Montalvo, Nathan Smeltzer, Steven Paqueo and Freddie Burnett. They attended their fifth consecutive World Championship this year and were joined by the next generation of Middle School engineers Christina Najm ’17, Noah Hosaka ’18, Christian Gideon ’19 and Cooper Baker ’17.

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