Students flying a drone

Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) and the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation (RECF) hosted an aerial drone competition—the first of its kind—at Unity Reed High School on Saturday, February 24. Twenty-eight teams competed with students from PWCS, West Virginia, and Washington D.C.

The tournament was designed to be interactive, with students competing in four different missions. These missions were carefully crafted to test the students’ teamwork, piloting, programming, and communication skills.

The Lake Ridge Middle School Aerial Wolves-Charlie team took home the Flight Operations Award and the Teamwork Champion Award. Woodbridge High School’s Ares team won the Skills Competition, and Woodbridge High’s Vikings B team won the Teamwork Champion Award.

The tournament was a resounding success, providing a platform for students to showcase their skills and learn from each other. It was a day filled with excitement, learning, and celebration of the young talents in the field of robotics.

View the video below to learn more and see students in action!