Third graders advance to invitationals in national robotics competition

This robot isn’t remote controlled! Third graders Brady Scheurer and Anthony Crispino worked to code their robot in order for it to move left and right, forward and backward, and everything in between. The team submitted this video to the invitational round of the World League Robotics Competition after coding their robot, Dash, to complete his assigned mission: to pick up the ball and drop it in the cup while moving to, and also avoiding, specific areas on the mat.


Goshen Intermediate School third graders Brady Scheurer and Anthony Crispino are taking their coding and robotics skills to a new level.

The pair advanced to the invitational round of the Wonder League Robotics Competition. Started in 2015, the competition encourages kids to explore coding and robotics, inspiring an early love of computer science and STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) education.

Brady and Anthony worked with Instructional Technology Teacher Kendra Parchinski to code their robot, Dash, to complete a series of story-based missions. Successful missions were recorded and submitted to Wonder Workshop, and the boys routinely advanced each round.

“I like activities where you have to use your brain,” said Brady. “It’s hard but it’s a lot of fun.”

More than 7,800 teams from 69 countries have competed in this year’s competition. Only 460 have advanced to the invitational round – including Brady and Anthony.

The next Wonder League Robotics Competition winner will be announced April 29. Three grand prizes will be awarded and include a $5,000 STEAM grant, a robot for each team member, national recognition and an official certificate.

Learn more about the Wonder League Robotics Competition.

Two boys sitting on mat with robots and tablet.
Third graders Brady Scheurer and Anthony Crispino with their robots and coding tools.