Posted Date: 01/15/2018
At the beginning of the current school year, new Perryton High School science teacher, Crystal Vidaurri started a robotics team at PHS. This past weekend, two teams from PHS competed in the TCEA Area 16 Robotics event with the Advanced Inventions team taking first place and the Advanced Arena team earning second place in their group. Both teams will advance to the state competition in April.
Sixty three teams from sixteen schools attended the event. Teams were group by Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced (High School) with no distinction for enrollment size.
The PHS Advanced Inventions Team, “The STEMinists” consists of: Marilynn Montes, Pamela Guevara, Irma Rodriguez, Yesenia Herrera
The Advanced Arena Team, “Swole Patrol” is made up of: Mads Hansen & Andrew Wright
Robotics is a tremendous resource for teaching science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills. It also develops critical thinking, collaboration, and problem solving, along with other 21st century skills such as creativity, imagination, curiosity, and innovation.
According to Vidaurri, the top two teams from each region across the state will compete in Austin on April 7.