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CocoNuts host AZ and NM Robotics Championship on March 22 and 23

Update: Event moved to March 22 and 23

The Coconino High School CocoNuts Arizona and New Mexico FIRST Tech Challenge Championship scheduled for Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Northern Arizona University Fieldhouse has been postponed to March 22 and 23.  More information regarding the updated schedule will be posted shortly. 

The event will feature 48 FIRST Tech Challenge Teams that have advanced from one of 11 qualifying tournaments that took place from November through February. The top teams from this Championship will advance to the FIRST World Championship in Houston, TX April 17-20, 2019.

The theme of the Arizona and New Mexico FIRST Tech Challenge Championship is the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing and will feature the Rover Ruckus game - bridging Flagstaff’s past Lunar Legacy with the community commitment to STEM education. All FIRST programs have a space-themed game this season in honor of the Moon Landing anniversary.


“The (Coconino High School) CocoNuts are dedicated to spreading the excitement of STEM education & FIRST Robotics all over Northern Arizona,” shared CocoNut Coach and Coconino High School teacher Christine Sapio.  “We have hosted regional and state level robotics competitions, mentored numerous younger teams, presented throughout the state and competed at the regional and international levels for the past twelve years.”


The Arizona and New Mexico FIRST Tech Challenge Championship will be open to the public and is free to attend.


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