The South Central PA Robotics Competition6.0 Competition was held at Penn State Harrisburg on November 12, 2016, with competitors from ten local high schools and organizations. This year's competition was organized by Penn State Harrisburg, HACC, Harrisburg International Composite Squadron 306, Dauphin County Tech and Cumberland and Perry Tech. Students from Penn State Harrisburg served on the organizing committee, and as judges and mentors for the competition.
Before the competition, free robot kits were provided to the high schools, thanks to the competition's sponsors. As a result, students were able to familiarize themselves with the kits before the competition. In addition, prior to the contest, Penn State Harrisburg Computer Science students provided guidance for some high schools to help students prepare for the contest.
For the first round of the competition, the students had three hours to complete five tasks, requiring the students to program their robots for various challenges involving sensing, movement, and control. The top four teams then competed in a final round to determine the winners. The final round, shown in the image at the left, consisted of a race to through a large maze. All of the contestants from the top three teams will received prizes at the competition.
The final results from the competition are listed below.
First Place Team: Dauphin County Technical School
- Alex Barreto
- Opeyemi Folorunsho
- Daegan Fuss
Second Place Team: Harrisburg International Composite Squadron 306
- Daniel Evans
- Edward Evans
Third Place Team: Susquehanna Township High School
- Anuj Ghimirey
- Gunnar Leisey
Fourth Place Team: Hershey High School
- Andrew Ciardullo
- Mark Peschel
- Autumn Rauscher
First Round Results
Results from the first round are listed in the table below
|1||Alex Barreto (DCTS), Opeyemi Folorunsho (DCTS), Daegan Fuss (DCTS)|
|2||Daniel Evans (CAP306), Edward Evans (CAP306)|
|3||Andrew Ciardullo (Hershey), Mark Peschel (Hershey), Autumn Rauscher (Hershey)|
|4||Anuj Ghimirey (Susquehanna), Gunnar Leisey (Susquehanna)|
|5||Jackson Dardis (Camp Hill), Emily Madzelan (Central York), Joseph Zullo (Camp Hill)|
|6||Kirby Chan (Susquehanna), Noah Brooks (Susquehanna)|
|7||Damian Dimopoulos (CAP306), Marcus Williams (CAP306)|
|8||Aeron Liss (Tuscarora), Kayin Sprecher (Tuscarora)|
|9||Anthony Cleary (Cumberland Perry), Nicholas Shaw (Cumberland Perry), Vladimir Shluharchuk (Hershey)|
|10||Savannah Folkner (Lower Dauphin), Tyler Haynes (Lower Dauphin), Colton Smith (Lower Dauphin)|
|11||William Sims (Tuscarora), Kiersten Siko (Tuscarora)|
|12||Levi Buckwalter (Middletown), Ian McClintic (Camp Hill), Nicholas Rosson (Camp Hill)|