This past weekend, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the Devine High School Robotics Team competed in the UIL State Robotics Tournament at Comerica Center in Frisco, TX for the THIRD straight year.
They competed against 75 other high schools, many of them from 5A and 6A technology and engineering magnet schools or charter schools from who specialize in robotics.
For the competition, they worked hard putting together five different components including an engineering notebook, a marketing presentation, spirit & sportsmanship, a marketing exhibit booth, then designing, building, wiring, and programming a robot to compete in the game competition.
Devine competed exceptionally well and brought home the third place workmanship award for exceptional robot design, construction, and operation.
“While they didn’t place, overall, we strive to improve every year. This year we improved by making it to State for the BEST award and not just the game competition, we increased our parent and community involvement, and increased our team size”, said UIL Academic Robotics Coach JimWilcox.
“Bringing in more team members and exposing them to the competition, not only brings awareness, but increases the desire to win. This competition also exposes kids to things they never knew or thought were possible outside our small community. My dream is to expose kids to new opportunities to see them grow and succeed, making our country a better place to live.”
“I would like to formally congratulate the Devine High School Robotics team on their successes this year and extend sincerest thanks to all the participants for their leadership, professionalism, and dedication, with special thanks to Mrs. Kate Fowler and Mrs. Jana Dudley for helping the team get to Frisco and support them during the competition. I also would like to give special thanks to all the parents and community members that helped us out this year. Even if they believe their role to be small, the impact they made on these kids will stay with them forever and dramatically improve their chances for success in life”, said Robotics Coach Wilcox.