An 8th Grade Filipino student of Minneola Charter School was chosen to compete in 2022 VEX Robotics World Championship presented by Northrop Grumman Foundation to be held in Dallas, Texas on 3 to 12 May 2022.
The student, Czofia Gwyneth P. Castillon, was informed early this morning US time that she will be part of the competition.
Czofia’s parents — Carinlyn and Joseph — are both natives of Bacolod.
She is also the niece of deceased broadcaster Charlie Pabular.
The father, Joseph said in his Facebook post that Czofia “was baking cookies when I received a call from her robotics coach that she got an invitation to compete for the VEX IQ World Championships”.
“I was so shocked,” Joseph recounted adding that Czofia’s coach said that her driving skills game strategy during the entire tournament help her be included in the top list of qualifying individuals to be singled out.
Joseph also recounts that Czofia shed happy tears when she learned the good news.
The competition is presented by REC Foundation and seeks to provide a platform for the robotics community to “unite in person and remotely to celebrate STEM excellence and compete in heart-pounding competition matches”.
The VEX website said these student-led teams ranging from Elementary to University level “will showcase their game strategy, design, and teamwork skills to be crowned champions at this world-class global event”.