May 22, 2020

Awards and Highlights

February 2020: Team 15534 attends the state championship, once again securing a 5-0-0 qualifying record. A finals round loss against Team Gluten Free broke Team 15534’s 7-0-0 winning streak, and rendered the team unable to contend for Winning Alliance Captain. Nevertheless, Team VERTEX secured first place in the Promote and Think awards, and finished as finalists for the Collins Aerospace Innovate and Control Awards.

January 2020: Team 15534 attends their second qualifier of the Skystone season. Despite being ineligible to earn first place due to having already done so at a previous qualifier, they manage to break their previous world record. They also win the Collins Aerospace Innovate award as recognition for having the most innovate robot design solution.

January 2020: Team 15534 wins their first qualifier of the Skystone season, securing the Inspire award. In addition to setting a new world record, they earn 2nd place in the Control, Collins Aerospace Innovate, and Motivate Awards.


April 2019: Team 15534 attends the World Championships in Detroit.

March 2019: Team 15534 hosts the first ever Exeter STEM Day. Professors from MIT and Princeton, families from around the Seacoast, and students from the Academy join together for this annual event.

February 2019: Team 15534 wins the state championship, securing a 5-0-0 qualifying match record. They are awarded the Inspire and Promote awards, along with finishing as runner-ups in the Control, Think, Connect, and Motivate award categories.

December 2018: Team 15534 engages with the community for the first time, showcasing their robot at the FIRST Lego League State Championships.

November 2018: Team 15534 attends their first scrimmage of the Rover Ruckus season.

September 2018: FIRST Tech Challenge Team 15534 is founded by group of passionate students at Phillips Exeter Academy.