A team of students from Tincher Preparatory School won first place in the recent Robo Bowl at McBride High School, where students from local middle schools learned about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) while putting their robotics projects to the test. Tincher won the contest for the third year in a row.
Keller Dual Immersion Middle School earned second place, Hughes Middle School earned third, and Hoover Middle School earned fourth. Hamilton Middle School won the Engineering Award. The Spirit Award went to Cubberley K-8 School.
Members of the winning Tincher team are Amir Diaz-Espinoza, Luke Demorest, Shon McPike and Nicholas Galvan. The robotics coordinator at Tincher is teacher Deborah Drab.
At the Robo Bowl, 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 Robo Bowl’s inception the event has been a partnership with Leadership Long Beach with the aim of advancing STEM education throughout the school district.