Beginning on October 8, Marina High School (MHS) will serve as the venue for the inaugural off-season FIRST Robotics competition, Beach Blitz. Hosted by the Orange County Robotics Alliance, this two-day tournament will feature educational workshops and fierce competition among the 22 teams set to participate. Tournament winners, finalists, and recipients of technical awards will receive a custom Beach Blitz trophy.  Spectator admission is free and encouraged.

Under the direction of physics teacher, Thomas Zook, Marina High School’s FIRST Robotics Team 4276 advanced all-the-way to the World Championship competition in St. Louis, Missouri last season. For Marina High School and other teams set to compete, Beach Blitz will provide a valuable practice opportunity in gearing up for the start of design and build season on Saturday, January 7, 2017.

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