First-year Robotic students, Oscar Arias, Fabian Maldonado, Louis Truijilo, and Oscar Garcia came in second-to-last place at their first Robotics competition in November. Determined not to be discouraged, the boys headed back to lab to improve their robot, putting in multiple hours after school each week.
With their first competition under their belts, the team returned for their second competition on Saturday, December 17, the first day of their winter break. They spent the day competing against 20 other teams, and finished in the semi-finals. The team was also recognized for their unique robot design with the Innovative Engineers Award.
“I am so proud that these young engineers can take an idea from paper to prototype, and onto a finished project,” shared Robotics teacher Shellie Massengale. “The skills they are learning, like teamwork, problem solving, and perseverance will be useful in any future class or career.”
Arias, Garcia, Maldonado and Truijilo, along with the other Furlough Middle School Robotics teams, are excitedly preparing for their next competition that will be held at Terrell High School on January 14 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
“We want to get better with every competition, and this time we want to win,” said Truijilo.
Congratulations on this impressive accomplishment, and best of luck to all of the Robotics teams competing in January.