World Academy VEXIQ Team Takes Top Honors At Regional Qualifier

Students Earn High Marks In Competition Featuring 20 Teams

This week, 7th and 8th grade students from World Academy in Nashua took top honors in the RIZE Robotics VEXIQ qualifier in Somersworth NH.

One of hundreds of VEXIQ competitions hosted by RIZE around the nation and designed to help students put STEM skills to practical use in a competitive setting, the Somersworth event was held in Somersworth Middle School on Jan. 26 and featured 20 teams from around the Granite State.

The World Academy students fielded two robots in competition, and team #8228B - which featured Emma Weldon, Tarek Mahgoub, and Sudarshan Prasanna - finished in the first place alliance and when to win the Teamwork Challenge Award. The teamwork challenge award is given to the two teams that work together to finish with the highest score in the robot game.

All the students have been working hard since November to qualify for the state championships in February. The win guarantees that World Academy will have a chance to compete to attend world competition in April.


World Academy is a state licensed, independent, developmentally- appropriate and academically rigorous private school for children from ages six weeks through Grade 8. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, it offers high quality Early Childhood Programs, Elementary and Middle School, Before and Afterschool Programs, and Summer Quest Camp. For almost 40 years the school has been dedicated to providing all students with a high-quality, 21st-century, diverse, “whole child” focused education that supports families and engages all facets of a child’s being, including cognitive/intellectual, physical, social-emotional, cultural and creative aspects.

Located at 138 Spit Brook Road in Nashua, the state-of- the-art 55,000 square-foot campus features specialized wings for Nursery, Preschool, Elementary and Middle School students; three age-appropriate playgrounds; a natural playground; two in-ground swimming pools; Gymnasium/Theater complex with a rock climbing wall; nature trails; a soccer field; an accelerated Math Program; immersive World Languages programs; Lego Robotics built into the curriculum for K-8; and much more.

Students from World Academy have consistently been accepted into their first choice schools including Groton School, Middlesex School, Lawrence Academy, Bishop Guertin High School, Central Catholic High School, Berwick Academy, The Derryfield School, and The Pike School, to name a few.

For more information, contact Samantha Wingate, Director of Admissions at 603-888-1982.