Melissa High School Robotics team finishes seventh at Regionals in inaugural season


Oct 2016
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The Melissa High School Robotics team of 19 students competed Saturday in the UIL Best Robotics Regional Competition at Prosper High School. The tournament brought together over 40 teams from both public and private schools.

The Melissa Robotics team finished seventh out of 43 and narrowly missed qualifying for the state tournament, completing the team’s inaugural season. Robot drivers for Melissa were Xavier Brown, Ulyses Convento, Blake Mortensen, Max Reyes, and Jared Wresh.

“This was an amazing event and a huge learning experience for our first year,” Robotics coach Rick Gagarin said Tuesday. “Students used science, technology, engineering, and math concepts from school to compete, and they learned how concepts in the classroom transferred over into the building of a robot. The team is ready to improve and is already planning for the next competition.”

The Melissa High School Robotics team extends a special thank you to Keith Melcher and Jose Vasquez for their time and efforts guiding the team, along with financial sponsor The Rogers Law Firm.

Join us in congratulating the Melissa High School Robotics team on a job well done!

Media Contact: Maddie Coe, Community Relations

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