Two École Notre-Dame-du-Sault teams are off to the VEX IQ Challenge World Championships

April 13, 2018

Two teams from École Notre-Dame-du-Sault (Sault Ste. Marie) will be heading to Louisville, Kentucky for the April 29–May 1 VEX IQ Challenge World Championship based on their outstanding performance at the provincial VEX IQ Challenge, which was held in Mississauga on March 3 and 4. The 400 best elementary school teams from 42 countries across the world will compete in the World Championship. The school is inviting members of the media to come see the robots in action on Monday, April 16, at 9:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m in the lobby of École Notre-Dame-du-Sault (600 North St., Sault Ste. Marie).


The VEX IQ Challenge tasks teams of 3 to 4 students with designing and building a robot using their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The robot must then complete a variety of challenges that enable the panel of judges to evaluate its capabilities. In addition to applying STEM concepts, students also develop lifelong teamwork, leadership and communication skills.

At the provincial level, the “Petits Loups” team of Ashton Sommers, Myles Madill and Katie Mason took home 8th place in the junior division (grades 3 to 5) while the “Grand Loups” team of Luke Dallaire, Frederick Aguirre-Levesque and Liam Spacek was awarded 4th place in the intermediate division (grades 6 to 8).

The Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario offers a French Catholic Educational Program that is widely recognized for its excellence. The CSCNO provides a quality learning environment and academic program that runs from early childhood to adult education, with some 7,000 students enrolled in 27 elementary and 10 secondary schools.

Source: Brigitte Morin
External Relations Coordinator
Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario
705-673-5626, ext. 389 
705-690-9740 (cell)