NHS Students Earn Gold at SkillsUSA Conference

Norfolk Senior High School’s Robotics Team of John Mann and Tyna Schmidt, captured the High School Gold Medal at the Nebraska 2021 SkillsUSA Virtual Conference.  

They were given size limitations and they designed their robot with an onboard camera as their only vision tool.  The contest gave them six minutes to remove two ordinances from the playing field.  In addition to the development and driving, the team had to produce an engineering notebook, code the robot, and interview with a team of judges.  

The gold medal NHS Robotics Team is now eligible to compete virtually in the National SkillsUSA contest in June.  

In addition to Robotics, Norfolk High School Career Academy students also competed in Additive Manufacturing, Architectural Drafting, Technical Drafting as well as Urban Search and Rescue at the Nebraska 2021 SkillsUSA Virtual Conference.

SkillsUSA Sponsors, Mrs. Rebecca Munson and Mr. Jay Arnold, told us, “These two put together the winning robot on a very short time schedule.  They both have a great understanding of the engineering and coding needed when it comes to robotics. We are so proud of them for winning a gold medal at the Nebraska SkillsUSA competition.  Congratulations to John & Tyna!”