January 14, 2014

Todd Marshall
Director of Communications,
Marketing and Development
903.794.3651 ext. 1013

Texas Middle School Robotics Team headed to State, One Positioned as a Wild Card and Six Teams Round Out Top 15 during TCEA Area Competition

Texarkana, TX – One team state bound, one making the wild card option and six in the top fifteen was a good day for the robotics teams from Texas Middle School during the Area 8 Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) competition held on Saturday, January 11 at the Region VIII Education Services Center in Pittsburg, TX.

Each year, TCEA offer students the opportunity to compete in a prescribed problem contest as well as an open-ended invention contest. Students use marketing, programming, writing, constructing and presentation skills to find a solution for a problem of their choice.

Earning Second Place and moving on to the state competition in April is TMS #1 of Kaitlyn Rodgers and Jordan Webb. Fourth Place, along with the Wild Card option, was secured by TMS #7 members Dewoine Leeks and Ian Suelzer.

TMS #6 team of Craig Crawford and Zoe Lovett received Eighth Place; TMS #2 team of Zachery Funches, Abdullah Nseirat and Logan Richardson earned Ninth Place; and TMS #4 team of Noah Addie and Kenichi Pass brought home Tenth Place.

Rounding at the top fifteen were TMS #3 with Thalia Hawkins, Lillian Lovett and Jasmine Stark in Thirteenth Place; TMS #8 team of Dylan Aguilar, Victor Camacho, and Guillermo Pass in Fourteenth Place; and TMS #5 of Curtis Landers and Paden Wright in Fifteenth Place.

All teams were coached by Amanda Kinney, Algebra I teacher for the TMS STEM Academy.

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