In response to the growing interest of students, the burgeoning of STEM careers, and the school’s commitment to innovation, HGP successfully launched a VEX Robotics program in 2018.
Thanks to head coach Brandon Petcaugh and a group of truly gifted and dedicated students, Holy Ghost Prep’s robotics program is already one of the best in the country, as evidenced by the fact that HGP's still relatively new program has already had teams qualify to compete in the VEX World Championships in both 2019 and 2021.
In VEX robotics, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. In these challenges, STEM concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, and communications. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels and culminate at the VEX Robotics World Championship each April.