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On the last weekend of March, the Waialua Robotics team participated in their home-state regional at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. This was the third and last regional the Hawaiian Kids were going to participate in before Worlds. On practice day, the team decided to enhance their shooting. They also determined how long it takes the robot to shoot and weaken the tower, and to also weaken the defenses. Other team members helped set up the pit area. Students were prepared to talk to judges and share about the program.

Qualification rounds went by smoothly with a little tough bumps in the road. for team 359. The team finished qualifications with a record of 14 wins and 3 losses and ranked #1. On the last day of the regional, Team 359 was the #1 alliance and the team captain with Team 368 - Team Kika Mana and Team 5453 - Red Comet. The alliance easily flew through quarterfinals. Unfortunately, after a slight malfunction with the robot caused the alliance to not beat their opponents in the semifinals. At the award ceremony, Team 359 won two awards; the Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors and the Industrial Safety Award sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories.

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