Based on odds alone, it didn't seem likely that they would move on. But what do I know. I barely know anything about SeaPerch... the building, planning, testing, presentation, etc. The other parents are totally hands on... borderline hardcore. It was pretty intense (for them).
|Just waiting in the gym for the results...|
I didn't understand the magnitude so when it was announced that Jacob's team was one of the very select few that would advance to Nationals, my reaction wasn't all that enthusiastic. Initially it was confusion since I didn't even know their team name! "Is that Jacob's team??" Then it was brief disappointment since that meant our day wasn't over yet and I was ready to go home. Then I immediately thought of the logistics of traveling to Boston, where Nationals will be held. I thought, "Hmmm... I guess now I know where we're going for our family summer trip."
|Team Hydro Gears will be moving on to the 2018 International SeaPerch Challenge.|
But the more I thought about it, the more I realize how awesome this was. Such a great achievement. All of their hard work paid off. Alright then, let's go to Boston and win this thing!