The Polo Park Middle School robotics students have been working hard all year. This is only their third year competing in robotics under the coaching of David Grad and Payton Nowling. Last year, both teams qualified for the state invitational. This year, Grad decided to open up robotics to add a third team. The decision has been very promising. As of Feb. 8, all three teams went to their individual qualifiers, and all three qualified for the regional tournament. They also all had special accolades. Team Nexus (above left) won the high score in the robot game, as well as the overall champion of their qualifier. Team Pioneers (above center) won the best project award. Team Challengers (above right) also won the high score in the robot game, as well as the overall champion of their qualifier. All three teams will compete on Saturday, Feb. 15 for an opportunity to move on to the state invitational in Niceville on March 28.