Concordia’s JROTC program claims VEX Robotics Excellence Award at World Championship

May 24, 2021

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The Concordia Lutheran High School JROTC VEX Robotics Team was crowned the JROTC World Champions when they took home the 2020-2021 JROTC VEX Robotics Excellence Award. Click here to see the video of the announcement and their competition.

The VEX Robotics Excellence Award is the highest award presented to the best overall team for driver skills, programming, engineering notebook, robot design, communication and team interview. This award goes to the most complete JROTC Robotics Team in all aspects of competition.

Additionally, the team won the VEX JROTC Design Award. This goes to the JROTC Team with the best engineering notebook and in-person interview. Furthermore, they were recognized for having worn their favorite VEX Robotics costumes at VEX Worlds. 

Students on the team were: senior Jenna Lusk (Team Commander), junior Gabe Sommermeyer (Team XO), junior Simon Fairchild, freshman Lawson Fairchild, sophomore Ayden Doan, sophomore Ryan Morrison, junior McKenzi Humbert, sophomore Kyle Grisez, sophomore Eric Saunders, junior Ethan Wentland, freshman Lizzie Crook, and sophomore Gabe Hetler.

Concordia Lutheran High School, located at 1601 St. Joe River Drive in Fort Wayne, Ind., was founded in 1935 as a private, co-educational Lutheran high school open to students of all faiths and backgrounds. With Christ at the center, Concordia continues to pursue educational excellence that equips individuals for lifelong learning and service as disciples of Jesus Christ. Learn more at