Robotics Keeps Rolling


An invention created by HHS's cooperative robotics team, Team Mean Machine, has been named a finalist in Samsung's Solve for Tomorrow competition. Help them raise additional funds by giving them your vote!

Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow is an annual nationwide competition for public schools grades 6–12 in which students are asked to consider how science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) can be used to create change in their communities.   On March 17, it was announced that Team Mean Machine’s Power Pivot project was a finalist. The team won $50,000 in cash and Samsung products.

There is a bonus $10,000 for the finalist that gets the most community votes so Team Mean Machine asks that its supporters in Camas, Hockinson, and Washougal take the time to vote for Power Pivot. VOTE HERE to help the team win the community choice award:

Click the link above, then scroll down until you see the “VOTE” button click that and then click “DISCOVERY HIGH SCHOOL” under the video. You will know you did it right when you get a page that says, “Thanks for Voting”. You can vote everyday until the end of the competition (8:59 pm PT on Saturday, April 23).

Learn more about the Power Pivot here:   and here: 

In the meantime, Team Mean Machine will be competing in their 2nd qualifying district event this Friday and Saturday at the Oregon State Fairgrounds Event along with 27 other teams.  The results and rankings will be key in determining where the team will be placed into the PNW FIRST District Championship.  Winning the Chairman's Award in Wilsonville automatically qualifies the team for District Championships in Cheney April 7-9! 

Watch the event’s live stream:

Or follow along via the links below for results, standings and awards as they are published from the PNW District Oregon State Fairgrounds Event (Qualifying Event).

Public Schedule

Match Results




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