Teams from Tincher Preparatory School won first and second place in the recent RoboBowl at McBride High School, where students from local middle schools learned about science, technology, engineering and math while showing off their robotics projects.
A team from Hughes Middle School won third place, and a team from Hamilton Middle School took fourth.
At the RoboBowl, each school’s robotics club participates in the competition, which gives students a chance to test their robot designs before attending official VEX Robotics events in the fall. Since the RoboBowl’s inception the event has been a partnership with Leadership Long Beach with the aim of advancing STEM education throughout the school district.
Students on the winning Tincher teams were Olivia Hibson, Lucy Boucher, Anahi Bedoy, Kayla Maguire, Emma Halal and Ashley Phaingdy. The robotics coordinator at Tincher is teacher Deborah Drab.
Lindsey Academy won the Engineering Notebook Award, while Keller Middle School earned the event’s Spirit Award.