Teams 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 while putting their robotics projects to the test. Tincher also won the event last year.
Hughes Middle School won second place, while Stanford and Keller schools teamed up in an alliance to earn third.
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.
Students on the winning Tincher teams were Alex Lopez, Maxwell Casem, Amir Diaz Espinoza, Zachary Halls, William Smith, Geneva Rasmussen, Alice Duch, Destiny Moreno-Torres, Emmalee Ekblad and Ashley Phaingdy. The robotics coordinator at Tincher is teacher Deborah Drab.