"The Cyber Dragons are deeply grateful WITT and NTC for their support of the all-girl robotics team, the Nashville Cyber Dragons. The Cyber Dragons are proudly competing this weekend at the World Vex Competition in Louisville. As of this moment, our team is ranked 66 in the world out of about 850 teams. Next year the World tournament is in Japan!
Our team is comprised of students from several schools in Nashville (Hume Fogg, FRA and Valor) and is entirely self-funded. With your help, the team was able to buy the important robotics parts it needed to build and program and to help pay registration fees for competitions.
Only because of WITT/NTC support, our team able to compete in the statewide finals and win one of just three spots at the World Robotics Competition. Next year, it will be held in Japan!
The other two teams representing Tennessee, Franklin Road Academy and Brentwood Academy, are incredibly well-funded and very large and we are proud to both represent our state and share this international stage with such a high level of competition.
Please know that we are so grateful to WITT/NTC not only for the opportunity that your gift created to compete in the VEX World Robotics Competition but also to light the spark of curiosity about programming and robotics for our team of girls.
Thank you again for the difference you have made in these young women's understanding of STEM and for the unique opportunity to represent Tennessee at the World VEX Championship. We literally could not have done it without you."