A group of eighth graders won the SeaPerch regional underwater robotics competition on April 13. (From left) Drake Archbold, Cole Pashkow and Nick Sanford, members of the team Seagulls, swept all events with their remotely operated vehicle. The Fries and The Gupta Gang both put in strong performances as well. This year’s Seaperch challenge mimicked the 2018 real-life mission to rescue a boys soccer team from an underwater cave in Thailand. The middle schoolers’ overall scores outranked all the high schools competing in the regional event. They will compete in the national SeaPerch competition in June.