The CCS junior high robotics team competed at the VEX tournament. The junior high team pictured includes, from left, Aurora Griebel, Michael Hernandez, Kobe Norman, Hayden Nance and Brayan Cazares. (Courtesy photo)
Two students represented the CCS high school robotics teams at the VEX tournament in Kearney. The high school teams consist of, from left, Alex Gonzalez, Joan Frias, Orrin Richardson, Joel DaMoude, Cole Wiest and Daniel Jaquez. Not pitcured—Logan Mendenhall. (Courtesy photo)
CCS students compete in VEX Robotics tournament in Kearney
On Jan. 13, the Chase County Schools’ high school and junior high robotics teams competed in the VEX Robotics tournament in Kearney.
Kim Wilson, 9-12 chemistry and physical science teacher and STEM advisor, said there were 32 total teams that competed.
She said Joel DaMoude and Orrin Richardson represented two of the high school teams.
Representing the junior high team were Aurora Griebel, Michael Hernandez, Kobe Norman and Brayan Cazarez.
DaMoude was in 19th place with Richardson in 26th place, Wilson said. The junior high team was in 24th place after the qualification rounds.
Wilson said after the qualification rounds were completed, the top teams picked two other teams to join them in the quarterfinal rounds. DaMoude was selected to be in an alliance to compete.
His alliance was defeated two out of three matches and eliminated from the competition.
Wilson went on to say they learned a lot and had fun, even though they didn’t place.
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