Academy robotics teams up with local high schools to claim victory


For the North Shore VEX Tournament, Sacred Hearts Academy teamed up with Waialua High School and Pearl City High School.

Sacred Hearts Academy’s high school robotics team won first place at the 2017 North Shore VEX Tournament in September. The Academy partnered with Waialua High School and Pearl City High School.

The tournament was located at Waialua High School, where teams competed for the top spot in order to get a state berth position, which allows the team an automatic placement in the championships, which will be held in January 2018 at Kamehameha-Kapalama High School.

“Our robot actually had some difficulties during the qualification round,” advisor and robotics teacher Peter Park said. “We were surprised when Pearl City High School and Waialua High School invited us to be their partner.”

At the same time, the Academy’s middle and lower school’s robotic teams entered another competition at Hanalani School in Mililani, where they won the excellence awards.

Park and his robotics teams hope to continue being successful in upcoming competitions.