The district had a total of 87 teams competing with teams from throughout Area One. Although only the top three winners are announced in each of the four categories, MCISD campuses brought home 9 of the 12 trophies awarded, including all four 1st place trophies. We may not receive all the final results for a couple of weeks, but a big congratulations to the following teams and coaches for “Unlocking Dreams” and insuring MCISD continues our award winning robotics program:
- Intermediate Arena
o 1st Place Alton Memorial Junior High Robo Rangers
- Intermediate Inventions
o 1st Place K. White Junior High Hawks
o 2nd Place Alton Memorial Junior High Robo Rangers
o 3rd Place K. White Junior High Hawks
- Advanced Arena
o 1st Place K. White Junior High Hawks (Alpha Hawks)
o 2nd Place Alton Memorial Junior High Robo Rangers (Red Robo Rangers)
o 3rd Place MHS TSTEM Academy White Robo Rangers
- Advanced Inventions
o 1st Place MHS TSTEM Academy Robo Rangers
o 3rd Place Mission Collegiate Knights
We are very, very proud of all of our students. Our elementary teams were absolutely amazing! Once scores are received, our top elementary teams will be awarded trophies and medals within district. I do want to commend one of our elementary teams for their wonderful sportsmanship; while they were competing in Round 1, water was spilled on their laptop in the pit area, which resulted in their laptop no longer working. Although this was brought to the attention of the director of TCEA Robotics, nothing could be done at the time, yet they did not let that defeat their attitude, continuing to make us Mission PROUD!
A special pat on the back to those who began the Robotics Program in Mission CISD: the Migrant Department and their coaches, Mr. Sammy Rivera and Mr. Robert Granados from AMJHS. These two coaches persisted in insuring the program expanded to the GT students. Along with Mr. Jose Sanchez from KWJHS, these gentlemen began bringing recognition to Mission CISD in 2013-2014 with all their great success. In these short four years, they have written curriculum, provided training and student workshops, and mentored so many other Mission CISD robotics coaches, so now all campuses in MCISD participate and compete in robotics – it only takes a small number of people with passion, perseverance, and commitment to inspire others and especially our students to dream big and accomplish the unimaginable!
Thank you all for a job very well done!
Sharon A. Roberts, Ed.D.
Director for Advanced Academic Services/