Waialua robotics team wins again
The Waialua High School robotics team — known as "the Hawaiian Kids" — have won their second national regional competition in two weeks.
The Waialua students led a three-team alliance with teams from California and Arizona to win the 2010 Arizona Regional FIRST Competition at Arizona Veterans Coliseum in Phoenix.
Fifty-six teams from the U.S. and Mexico competed in the event.
The Waialua team was also recognized with the Chairman's Award, honoring the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the purpose and goals of the competition, as well as the Entrepreneurship and Cooperation Awards.
Last weekend, Waialua took top honors at the 2010 San Diego FIRST Regional Competition.
In two weeks Waialua will join 23 other Hawai'i robotics teams and four others from Alaska and the Mainland at the third annual FIRST in Hawai'i Regional Robotics Competition at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.