Regional Vex Robotics Champions!

On February 11, an alliance of three Oak Park District 97 Julian and Brooks Middle School teams WON the Great Lakes – Midwest – Illinois Vex Robotics Championship on February 11, sweeping a field of 36 mostly high school area teams. Our local kids qualified to compete in the 2012 U.S. National Vex Robotics Championship in Omaha, Nebraska, March 15-17. 

To get to Omaha, the Oak Park Education Foundation (which runs Oak Park’s Vex Robotics program) needs to raise $3,500.

To make a $5 (or any other) contribution, go to or you can mail a check payable to “OPEF” to the Oak Park Education Foundation, 970 Madison Street, Oak Park IL 60302 (write “Vex Robotics” in the memo line). Thank you advance for your support!

For more information on the big win, photos of Vex Robotics in action, and the Oak Park Education Foundation, go to

The Oak Park Education Foundation (OPEF) is a privately funded, non-profit organization bringing experts into K-8th grade classrooms to work hands-on with District 97 students and teachers. In addition to Vex Robotics, OPEF runs Architecture Adventure, LEGO-based Geared Up, Science Alliance, Art Start and summer BASE Camp. 




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