September 6, 2018

Montgomery County High School Students Come in First in Global Robotics Competition in Mexico City

Five County school students from the Wizards.Exe robotics team represented the United States in the 2018 FIRST Global Challenge, which took place August 15-18 in Mexico City, Mexico. The team’s robot, “G-Wiz,” won the FIRST Global Challenge Silver Medal and the Gold Medal for the Zheng Hang Award for Engineering Design. The robot won all eight matches in which it participated.

In June, Councilmember Craig Rice honored the local team with a Council proclamation after they won the FIRST Tech Challenge Championship Inspire Award, recognizing excellence in robotic design, engineering and outreach to the community.

The June 2018 County Cable new story shows the dedicated journey of the team on their way to earn the national championship.


  1. Congratulations to the G-WIZ robotics team; it would be interesting to know the school(s) represented by these fledgling robotic designgeneers (sic).

  2. Cool way to apply what you learned in school. Like to see more of this from all schools in the county!

  3. They are 8th-12th graders from Richard Montgomery HS, Montgomery Blair HS, Robert Frost MS, Julius West MS and Takoma Park MS.


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