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Three of four middle school Robotics teams from Leading Edge Academy Maricopa made it to the finals at the Robotics tournament held at Orangewood Elementary School in Phoenix on Nov. 18.

This was the second tournament of the year for the middle school teams, and each team improved its previous performance.

The Gray Wolves finished fifth with 82 points, the Tundra Wolves were sixth with 65 points and the Arctic Wolves placed seventh with 63 points. Robotics coaches James Larson and Susanna Cabello have challenged their teams to make a design that will earn 100 points or more for their upcoming events to place high enough to complete at the state level.

An eighth place out of 24 was achieved by the Leading Edge Academy Maricopa elementary Robotics team when they attended a tournament hosted by Sequoia Pathway in Mesa, also on Nov. 18.

Leading Edge Academy Maricopa will host its first ever tournament at their Porter Road location on Dec. 16. Details about the event are available on under Leading Edge Academy Maricopa Ringmaster Qualifier through the VEX IQ Challenge program.

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