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1-21-2020 Robo Pirates Advance to Regionals

What has been a quick competition season for the LHS Robo Pirates will extend for at least another month! We got off to a slow start with a poor-performing robot mechanically speaking which struggled to score points in our first two meets. The initial idea was unique but just did not work very well. The team was able to use what they learned to redesign key parts of the scoring mechanism for the league championship this past Saturday with much better results. We won 6 out of 10 matches on the day to boost us to 16th place in the tournament. The judges were impressed with our team and design concept which resulted in us winning the Collins Aerospace Innovate award. More importantly, we were runner-up for the Inspire Award (given to the top all-around team) which, based on ranking criteria, qualifies the team for Regionals as the #3 team from our league!! We now have four weeks to prepare for Regionals which will be held in New Braunfels.  

The team is led by: 

Seniors- Nicolas Guillen and Emmanuel Tapia 

Sophomores- Isabella Lopez, Miguel-Angel Lopez, and Amaris Plaza 

Freshmen- Joshua Gutierrez, Anthony Jimenez, and Alex Medina 

Please congratulate these students and wish them luck at the next level! 

Mitch Hale