Robotics students compete in Tyler
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GILMER ELEMENTARY sent four teams of fourth graders to the Area 7 Robotics competition held recently at UT Tyler. In early January the students were given the details of the problem they were to solve. The challenge involved moving 1 1/2-foot balls from areas on a table. For each ball that was moved into a 14-foot circular area, the team received 5 points. For each ball the team placed into a 2-foot tall cylinder, they received 20 points. The Gilmer team of Kevi Cook, Jeremy Dawson, Nathan Mize and Ryan Watson placed second at the competition (See photo, Page 13A). This qualified the team for the state competition to be held May 16 at Deer Park ISD. The students worked after school to design and program their Lego robot to complete the challenge. Team members included Billy Jack Bailey, Keylan Bowens, Zach Bowlin, Destiny Brooks, Kevi Cook, Jeremy Dawson, Marcie Garner, Jose Gomez, Drake Harris, Nathan Mize, Belynda Ray, Taylor Riddle, Caulen Spencer, Maci Teague, Zachary Thompson, Ryan Watson and alternates, Jayden Hall, Micah McMillian and Shelby Tarrant. Team coaches are Nancy Tevebaugh, Lisa Smith and GISD Volunteer Larry Guest.
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