The Eastwood High School Robotics Team received the Design Award at the 11th annual VEX Worlds Competition in Louisville, KY last month.
The Design Award is presented to a team that demonstrates the ability to implement the most effective and efficient robot design process. Their Engineering Notebook and discussion with the judges demonstrated the team’s ability to produce a quality robot with minimal adult assistance.
This team’s Engineering Notebook is a clear, complete, and organized documentation of the robot design process that demonstrates effective management of skills, time, and material resources. Students on this team were able to explain how they developed an effective game strategy and robot design.
Team Members for the Troopers are: Diana Segura, Maria Adeliz Ordonez, Frances Rangel, Emily Ocon, Andromeda Delaney, Sara Graham, Amanda Coons, Ricardo Ramirez, Ethan Ramos, Giovanni Leon, Carlos Rodriguez, and Michael Solis.
This year’s VEX Worlds Robotics tournament was the largest robotics tournament, according to the Guinness World Records with over 30,000 people, including 1,648 teams from 30 nations participating.
The week-long celebration of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), diversity, and robotics kicked-off with the VEX Robotics Championships which crowned elementary, middle school, high school, and university champions from China, Canada, and the United States.
The Troopers are a 4x World Qualifier, 4x West Texas Excellence Award Champions and 2018 Excellence Award winner at the West Texas VEX Robotics Tournament qualifying them to the VEX Worlds Tournament.
In addition, Eastwood HS mentored elementary teams which also placed at the competition. The elementary team came away with the following awards: 1st Time World Qualifier, 2018 Excellence and Team Award winners at the West Texas VEX IQ Robotics Tournament qualifying them to the VEX IQ Worlds Tournament and the Mini Troopers team received the Create Award at VEX IQ Worlds. The Mini Troopers were: Julian Torres, Layla Falcon, Emily Valdez, and Timothy Torres.
The teams are coached by Raul Torres, Eastwood High School, and Eunice Torres, Scotsdale Elementary School.
Softball season is in full swing, and Tuesday’s action featured the Bel Air Highlanders visiting their north of the freeway rivals, the Eastwood Troopers.
The Highlanders got their bats warmed up early, and struck often, scoring at least two runs an inning – except for the 5th when the Troopers struck for 5 runs. Bel Air would not be denied, scoring another 5 runs in the final frame en route to a 15-5 win.
Our very own Andres Acosta was there and brings you his view of the game in this ‘Story in Many Pics.’
On the final, regular season game of the high school football season, the Eastwood Troopers certainly earned their ‘Trooper Clap’ and more, as they upset the formerly unbeaten Montwood Rams 41-21.
Our very own Andres Acosta was there and brings you his view of the game in tonight’s story in Many Pics.
On the final Friday night before the regular season begins, teams all over the Borderland got one last tune up, via scrimmages.
Our very own Andres Acosta was in the Mission Valley, and caught all the action as Eastwood took on Del Valle, and brings your his view of the game in this ‘Story in Many Pics.’