At the November board meeting, the Kapaa High Foundation presented a check of $1,000 to Kapaa High Robotics coach Jim Cox.
Mr. C ox, our Physics teacher, volunteers his time coaching the Kapaa High Robotics Team. He also helps organize the island wide Robotics competition where competing teams build their own robots that have to perform predetermined tasks.
An interesting aspect of the Robotics teams on Kauai, is that, although they are competing, their display of sportsmanship is even more amazing and heartwarming. According to Mr. Cox, the students in the Robotics program display a lot of respect and aloha to the opposing teams. During competitive events, it is not uncommon for opposing teams to help each other with spare parts and advice on how to fix their malfunctioning robots.
The Robotics program at Kapaa High School has helped a lot of students in deciding their educational goals and possible career paths.