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Winners Announced in Socorro ISD’s 2nd Annual ROBOCOM

Second annual ROBOCOM is another success for Team SISD As a gym full of parents cheered, elementary and middle school students dressed up in costumes marched into the Pebble Hills High School ready to compete in ROBOCOM 2.0.

The interactive districtwide robotics contest engages hundreds of children in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). About 70 SISD teams — 47 elementary and 23 middle school – competed.

2016 Robocom New2Each student group built and programmed their own robots, practiced for countless hours before and after school and on weekends, and made their own costume to bring more unity to their teams. Spectators at the event saw everything from Halo players with lighted hats and arms guards from Lujan-Chavéz Elementary to a ’50s crew decked out in pink poodle skirts and ponytails from James P. Butler Elementary.

“These students have worked so hard,” said Y. Stephanie Carrasco, SISD instructional officer for science secondary education, who coordinates the event. “I love their spirit, the costumes. This has been the best.”

As it did last year, the event included an important student-supporting-student component. SISD’s high school students helped develop the competition and managed the competition fields on the day of the contest, she said.

Teams were judged on how well their robot meets the criteria, how successful it performed each challenge and the creativity of each team’s video presentation.

This year’s overall winners were Butler’s Team Lightning and Salvador H. Sanchez Middle School’s Robo Fett.

“I am very proud of our scholars at James P. Butler Elementary,” said Butler’s principal Rosa Chavez. “James P. Butler takes great pride in2016 Robocom New1 preparing our scholars for college through blended learning and using technology as a tool, which is using their language. Thank you to the scholars, their parents, and Rosa Serrato, their coach.”

Annette and Dexter Harman were excited for their son, Thomas, who was part of the Lujan-Chávez team.

“I love all this,” said Annette Harman. “The practices and everything else makes them better students. Thomas worked hard, but it was worth it.”

Montwood High School robotics teacher, Luis Ramirez, who helped during the competition, said all of Team SISD should be proud of Robocom 2.0. It is unique to the city and the area and is the largest robotics contest in the city, maybe the state, he added.

“It has everything,” said Ramirez, whose teams have won several regional competitions. “They put together spirit costumes, created videos, built and programmed robots. And it’s coming all from young students. SISD is leading the way in STEM competition.”

List of ROBOCOM 2.0 winners

Elementary Division

Programming Skills
1st Place: Team Lightning – James P. Butler Elementary
2nd Place: Robocops – Sierra Vista Elementary
3rd Place: Tech Squad – Helen Ball Elementary

Driver Skills
1st Place: Orion – H.D. Hilley Elementary
2nd Place: LuNa Techs – Loma Verde Elementary
3rd Place: Immortals – Horizon Heights Elementary

Spirit Competition
1st Place: 140 Robo-bats – Myrtle Cooper Elementary
2nd Place: Orion – H.D. Hilley Elementary
3rd Place: Roboraptors – O’Shea Keleher Elementary

Video Competition
1st Place: Roboknights – Paso del Norte School
2nd Place: Robobuilders – O’Shea Keleher Elementary
3rd Place: Robo-bats – Myrtle Cooper Elementary

Elementary Inspire Award
Team Lightning – James P. Butler Elementary

Middle School Division

Programming Skills
1st Place: Tech Know Logic – Bill Sybert School
2nd Place: Robo Fett – Salvador H. Sanchez Middle School
3rd Place: The 4 Knights – SPC. Rafael Hernando III Middle School

Driver Skills
1st Place: The Brotherhood of All Things Robot – Sun Ridge Middle School
2nd Place: Robo Fett – Salvador H. Sanchez Middle School
3rd Place: Juggernaut Humanoids – John Drugan School

Spirit Competition
1st Place: Robo Ryders – Capt. Walter E. Clarke Middle School
2nd Place: Robo Elite – Capt. Walter E. Clarke Middle School
3rd Place: Juggernaut Humanoids – John Drugan School

Video Competition
1st Place: Trippy Tech – SPC. Rafael Hernando III Middle School
2nd Place: Erudite – Montwood Middle School
3rd Place: Robo Elite – Capt. Walter E. Clarke Middle School

Middle School Inspire Award
Robo Fett – Salvador H. Sanchez Middle School

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