Local high school students from Pinnacle Academy in Oakton have received Second Place in the regional FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) which took place March1-3 at Battlefield High School in Gainesville.

A team of Pinnacle Academy middle and early college students have been participating on this event for the past three years and raising the bar since the very beginning. In 2017 Pinnacle Team won the Highest Rookie SEED Award and this year they shook the grounds on the competition and won 2nd place out of 38 major high schools participating from NOVA, DC and MD areas.

“Congratulations to Kemal, Aydin, Medhnaa, Kushaan, Ahmed, Fatih, Omer, and Zach. Their hard work paid off.” said Principal Kandil on the students’ victory. “The best part of this success saga is, that it is totally initiated and led by PA students. We are very proud of them” added Principal Kandil.

Pinnacle Academy is a private school offering a STEAM focused, college-oriented, rigorous program to its pre-school to 12th grade level students. Pinnacle Academy students are enabled to earn high school credits during middle school years and an associate degree before they graduate from the Pinnacle Academy High School through their partnership with Northern Virginia Community College.

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