Tenaha Robotics Teams Dominate the Competition

November 21, 2016 - The High School, Middle School and Elementary Robotics teams come away with wins at the annual Robotics competition held at Region VII in Kilgore, TX. Region VII Service Center hosts more than 400 teams at the 2016 Fall Robotics competition. Tenaha ISD brought 17 teams to the competition and walked away with seven top place trophies overall.

HS Robotics 1st place team (from left) Ruben Hernandez, Britain Tyler and Miguel MendozaThe High School team of Miguel Mendoza, Rueben Hernandez and Britain Tyler won first place. This was a blind competition where the task was to build a program and robot from scratch within 2 hours. Over 65 teams competed in this one competition. Arlicia Roland, Calicia Roland, Bianca Davison and Jaden Washington also competed and placed 15th overall. The team of Kale Page, Jared Tovar, Jatorian Callaway and Josh Walters also competed in this competition.

The Middle School teams racked up the wins with 9 teams competing and 6 of those teams placing in the top 10. The team of Michael Kellar, Pacey Rhodes, and Konner Barber placed first overall. Coming in second place was the Tenaha Middle School team of Andrew Tyner and Lourdes Perez. Third place also went to the Tenaha team of Irvin Berona and Eric Vasquez. Placing 7th was the team of Drew Henry and Jaylon Durbin. The 9th place was won by Alex Tyner and Jose’ Sandoval. Tenth place went to Kamari Gray and Kelly Sandoval.

Middle School 1st place team (from left) Pacey Rhodes, Konner Barber, Michael Keller and Sponsor, Brenda Farmer

Sophie Hughes at the computer and teammate Brianna Jackson preparing their robot for competition.The Elementary School Robotics team carried five teams to the competition with the team of Jayden Beatriz and Jairo Hernandez placing 4th. This team was also the only team to complete the entire contest track out of High School, Middle School and Elementary combined with the best one run score of 235. The Elementary also competed in a second blind contest. They were given two hours to program and redesign their robot for the new contest. The team of Sophie Hughes and Brianna Jackson placed 2nd and the team of Jayden Beatriz and Jairo Hernandez placed 3rd in this competition.

(From left) Jayden Beatriz and Jairo Hernandez programming their robot for competition.

Tenaha ISD Robotics teams are sponsored by Brenda Farmer, Janice Williams, Steven Farmer and Letitia Page.