I can offer a little history on this. Previously the tournaments were
held in Blacksburg. Because of weather we had to move the state
tournament to January. That made it more difficult because you have
teams from all over Virginia going up into the mountains during the
unpredictable winter months.
It was scary being responsible for cars of students when the roads were
still icy. James Madison is a little bit of a better location as it is
not in as high an elevation as Blacksburg, but the teams from the east
must still cross Afton Mountain, in the winter, to get there.
The other thing is many of us have other activities that we do with
students that start up in January ( TSA, OM, and in tidewater we have
Great Computer Challenge ).
Page Middle School
Project Lead The Way /
Gateway To Technology
FIRST Lego League
FIRST Tech Challenge
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