The Vex IQ Next Level Challenge hosted by Gulfport Central Middle School took place last Saturday, February 9th. Students from Pass Christian Middle School’s Vex IQ Competition teams, under the guidance of PCMS teachers, Brandon Warden, Lori Fisher, and Michele Rogers, took part in the competition. The students' hard work paid off as all three of the school’s competition teams placed in the final top ten of the 48 participating middle school teams. Team Spirit brought home the Design Award for demonstrating the ability to implement the most effective and efficient robot design process. Team Opportunity walked away with the Judges Award. Team Curiosity took home the Teamwork Champion award and the Excellence Award. The Teamwork Champion award is presented to each of the two teams on the winning alliance in the Teamwork Challenge Finals Matches. The Excellence Award is the highest award presented in the VEX IQ Challenge and is presented to a team that exemplifies overall excellence in creating a high-quality VEX robotics program. All three teams will be heading to State in March.