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CovCath to Host Robotics Tournament in February

Covington Catholic High School’s Robotics/Engineering Club will host its inaugural robotics tournament on February 6. The “CovCath Colonel Classic VEX Tournament” will take place from 9:30am-4:30pm in Steigerwald Hall on the campus of Thomas More College. 

Spectators are welcome to attend as high school students from across the region battle against each other using robots they created and programmed using VEX EDR. The tournament is hosted by the Covington Catholics Robotics/Engineering Club, an extracurricular extension of the school's STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum. Covington Catholic has partnered with Project Lead The Way (PLTW) to provide students with world-class STEM courses. 

From the VEX website: “In VEX Competitions, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams from around the world in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test on the playing field as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels.”

Three CovCath robotics teams competed in recent VEX tournaments held in Shelbyville and in Elizabethtown.

For more information contact Bob Lind 859-448-2255, CCH STEM coordinator. 

- Staff report/Photo provided