PASCAL Lefkosia robotics team at the FIRST Tech Challenge 2023 (USA)

FIRST Tech Challenge Cyprus

April 2023

After winning the INSPIRE AWARD in the FIRST Tech Challenge Cyprus 2023, our Robotics team qualified to the FIRST Tech Challenge 2023 (USA) as one of the 192 teams (3%) out of 7000+ teams worldwide that managed to get through.

Our pupils, Constantinos Timinis, Denis Zenios, Eric Naumecs, Andreas Ioannou, Andreas Iacovou and Elizaveta Orekhova gained lots of invaluable experiences and newly gained knowledge meeting new people, forming friendships and collaborations with peers from all over the world, but they also cultivated a new passion for STEAM and Robotics, spurring them on into new future ventures with much excitement.

Many thanks to all our sponsors who helped fund the team’s trip: Globeducate, ADG, our schools’ Parents and Guardians Associations, The Research and Innovation Foundation, the local Cypriot community in Houston for their warm hospitality, the Head of our Computing Department and team leader, Mr. Loucas Ioannou for providing our pupils with this amazing opportunity, Mr. Stoyan Stoyanov for all his technical support and the parents/guardians for their cooperation and encouragement.

This is only the beginning of our Robotics team’s journey; we look forward to many more similar adventures in the future!