About Us

The Lemon Bots aim to 20160109_142536_resizedfurther the Campo Verde High School Biomedical Sciences Program’s goal of fostering an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related fields through the VEX Robotics platform.

The team competed in their first robotics competition at the Project Lead the Way Innovation Summit. Despite being new to robotics, they were led by their mentor Shawn Hardina (a former FIRST mentor) to win the competition, outperforming schools from across the country. From there, they have gone on to win:

  • Amaze Award – 2011 VEX All Star Challenge
  • Think Award – 2012 Chula Vista Regional Tournament
  • Innovate Award – 2012 Microchip VEX Tournament
  • Tournament Champion – 2013 Southern Arizona VEX Competition
  • Excellence Award and Tournament Finalist – 2013 Central Arizona VEX Competition
  • Tournament Champion and Tournament Finalist – 2013 West Valley VEX Competition
  • Judges Award – 2013 Arizona State Championships
  • Tournament Champion, Create Award, and Build Award – 2013 Chula Vista VEX Regional
  • Tournament Finalist and Design Award – 2014 East Valley VEX Robotics Qualifying Event
  • Tournament Champion, Tournament Finalist, and Think Award – 2014 Southern Arizona VEX Robotics Competition
  • Excellence Award, Tournament Champion, and 2x Tournament Finalist – 2014 Desert Vista High School VEX Event
  • Tournament Champion and Design Award – 2014 Microchip VEX Robotics Tournament20160213_154826_resized
  • Tournament Champion, Tournament Finalist, and Robot Skills Champion – 2014 Arizona State Championship
  • Tournament Champion and Design Award – 2014 Casa Grande Union High School VEX Robotics Qualifying Tournament
  • Design Award, Judges Award, and Build Award – 2015 Palo Verde High School VEX Qualifying Tournament
  • Tournament Champion and Judges Award – 2015 Imagine Prep VEX Robotics Competition Qualifying Event
  • Tournament Champion – 2015 Central Arizona VEX Qualifying Event
  • Excellence Award and Design Award – 2015 Microchip VEX Tournament
  • 2x Tournament Champion, Robot Skills Champion – 2015 Arizona State Championship
  • Energy Award – 2015 World Championship
  • Tournament Champion, Programming Skills Champion, Robot Skills Champion – 2015  Palo Verde High Magnet School Tournament
  • 2x Tournament Champion, Design Award – 2015 Willis Junior High Tournament
  • Tournament Champion, Sportsmanship – 2015 Microchip Tournament
  • Excellence Award – 2016 Madison Highland Prep Tournament20160212_162350
  • Design Award – 2016 Arizona College Prep Tournament
  • Tournament Champion, Design Award – 2016 Queen Creek High School Tournament
  • Tournament Champion – 2016 Arizona State Championship
  • Tournament Champion, Sportsmanship Award – 2016 AIA Barrett State Competition
  • Excellence Award, Design Award – 2016 Southern Arizona Tournament
  • Design Award – ACP Erie Tournament
  • 2x Tournament Champion – 2016 Microchip Tournament
  • Tournament Champion, Design Award – 2017 Madison Highland Prep Tournament
  • Tournament Champion, Driver Skills Champion – 2017 Willis Junior High School Tournament
  • Tournament Champion, Excellence Award – 2017 Queen Creek High School Tournament
  • Tournament Champion – 2017 Fountain Hills High School Tournament
  • Tournament Champion, Excellence Award – 2017 AIA Barrett Arizona State Championship

The 2016-2017 season marks their sixth year competing in VEX Robotics competitions.

Our Alumni

The CVHS Robotics Team has had tremendous success in educating its students in preparation for University. The program has a 100% college acceptance rate, with most students choosing Engineering as their field of study. It has fielded a school’s valedictorian, multiple National Merit Scholars, and sent one student to study internationally. Its members have won awards for their robots and essays at a state and international level, and its members are known by other teams from across the world. Students who are on the team find themselves in a community of like-minded scholars with high aspirations, who drive each other to greater heights. It is this fellowship and camaraderie that makes the team such a successful organization, and allows its students to achieve all that they can.