Nysmith Blog

June 2017: Wins at World Robot Olympiad

On Saturday, June 10, 2017, The Nysmith School hosted the World Robot Olympiad.

Three Nysmith 5th graders were on the top two teams in the Elementary Division:  Disha B., Kinnari C., and Ishnoor B.

In the Junior High Division, the all-Nysmith team “Ctrl Freaks” placed second.  The teammates were Rohan R., Neha R., and Nicholas B.

All of these winners will be heading to Nationals at the University of North Carolina in September.  Congratulations!


WRO-USA is a national member of the World Robot Olympiad (WRO), an international robot competition that brings together young people from all over the world to develop their creativity, design & problem-solving skills through challenging & educational robot competitions and activities.

WRO-USA organizes competitions throughout the US at regional, state, and national levels. Top teams from the national level competition earn an invitation to the World Championships.

Participants work together with a coach in teams or two or three students to perform new tasks every year. Teams create, design and build a robot model that is capable to perform a challenge. Each year a new theme and challenge are set. The competition starts from preliminary rounds to the final judging.

Children aged between 8 and 19 years can participate in one of the three competition categories: Regular, Open or Football Category on. Participants between the ages of 17 and 25 years old can participate in the Advanced Robotics Challenge Category.