The Melissa High School robotics team competed in the 2018 UIL Regional Robotics Competition earlier this month, placing high enough to advance to state for the second consecutive year.
Over 30 students make up the Melissa robotics team. Categories in the competition include a professional engineering notebook, a marketing presentation, a professional company booth, the robot-building and field competition, and sportsmanship.
“I am very proud of the kids,” said Gagarin. “They have been working hard since Sept. 1 to design, build, document, and test a working robot for this competition in hopes of making it to state once again. It’s nice to see their hard work pay off. Their new goal is to place at state and as determined as they are, I’m confident that their new goal can be achieved.”
The Melissa robotics team will compete in the 2018 UIL State Robotics Championships on Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1 at the Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco and at the University of Texas at Dallas.
A key part of the team’s score will be based on spirit, which requires cheering and noise from those in the audience – specifically adults – at the Dr. Pepper Arena on Friday and Saturday.
Each person who shows up to the competition in support of Melissa robotics will receive a free t-shirt at the door, while supplies last.
Maddie Coe, Community Relations