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December 15, 2018

Tina Veal-Gooch
Director of Public Relations
903.794.3651 ext. 1013

Texas High School T-BOTS Team Earns Fourth Place during VEX Robotics Competition

Texarkana, TX – The Texas High School T-BOTS (Tigers Building Outstanding Technology Systems) Team 3350-B earned Fourth Place in qualifying match play during the VEX Robotics Competition held in Greenville, TX on December 1.

The competition game theme was to have the team’s robot collect objects (9” colored caps and 3” plastic balls) and place within their team’s area to gain points. Team could then stack caps on a pole for additional points or use a shooting element where the plastic balls are fired from the robot at plastic flags to receive points. The final element of the competition was a climbing component where the team’s robot climbs platforms to gain points.

VEX Competitions bring STEM skills to life by tasking teams of students with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications and more. This is the second year for Texas High School T-BOTS to participate in the VEX Competition program.

Team members for the Texas High School T-BOTS Robotics Team are: Lauren Braswell, Victor Camacho, Gabriella Daniels, Josh Hobson, Logan Hobson, Parker Johnson, Justin LeGrand, Guillermo Pass, Avery Smith and Adrian Tran. Staff Mentors are: Mark Ahrens, Michael Folse, Caleb Watson.

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