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 2017.
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 state, as evidenced by HGP’s second-place finish out of 74 competing teams at the 2018 state championships.
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.