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DVHS robotics team earns award at competition in Waco

DVHS robotics team earns award at competition in Waco
Christopher Weddle


Students from Del Valle High School competed in a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) event in Waco, Texas this weekend, earning the “Highest Rookie Seed” award. The school's team, REDBird Robotics, was the first from the district to participate in FRC. The award recognizes the many hours students spent on the build and indicates the team is prepared for future success.

FIRST is "a global robotics community preparing young people for the future." 

The event was the culmination of a six-week design, fabrication, and build cycle. Team REDBird competed in matches as members of a three-team alliance for match points. The DVHS students competed and adopted the Core Values of Gracious Professionalism and Coopertition. These are important Core Values of FIRST. They interacted and collaborated with other teams to formulate match strategies and were active in assisting and seeking assistance from other teams throughout the event.

"Students faced and overcame adversity including challenges with software and hardware that required immediate action. They improvised and adapted solutions to these challenges under incredible time constraints, said Antonio Maldonado, the team's coach and DVHS teacher, "We are proud to say that our students played the game 'the right way.'"

To learn more and follow along with team updates, follow them on Twitter @RedBIRDRoboticx



Robotics team working on project
Robotics team working on device on event floor
Robotics team photo in front of bus