Students from West Ashley High School competed again this year in the annual Trebuchet competition hosted by The Citadel.
The WAHS team called “Trebu-Tronix” was led by Nicholas Holmes, also the school’s Mechatronics teacher.
This year the level of competition increased dramatically with a total of 78 teams from elementary through college, military and even corporate entries!
High school teams actually built a full scale trebuchet, which looks like a large medieval rocket launcher/sling shot.
In the high school division, WAHS’s Trebu-Tronix earned 3rd place for accuracy and 2nd place in design.
In the exiting distance competition, Trebu-Tronix finished 3rd out of every trebuchet there; 1st among all middle and high schools… losing only to pro teams by only 50 feet!!
After the competition, Mr. Holmes extended a huge thank you to Google, SPAWAR, Boeing, The Citadel, and everyone that supported his students in this competition.