The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Pirate Robotics team recently competed in the Corpus Christi League Championship and advanced two teams into the regional tournament.
RFHS sent three teams to the meet; the Pirates, Valence, and The Doppler Effect.
Out of 30 teams, the Pirates placed fifth, team Valence placed seventh, and The Doppler Effect placed 15th.
The Pirates and Valence formed an alliance with another competing team and lost in the semi-final round.
After the final round of competition, judges awarded teams based on robot design and performance.
The Pirates were the Collins Aerospace Innovate award winner and placed third in the top award known as the Inspire award.
Team Valence won the Think award for its engineering process.
The Doppler Effect placed second in the Collins Aerospace Innovate award.
Because of their strong showing, team Valence and the Pirates will advance to compete in the region tournament Friday, Feb. 21 – Sunday, Feb. 23 in New Braunfels.
Members of the Pirates are Rahi Patel, Macy Hoang, Ora Wilshire, Laura Lee Dafft, Vrunda Patel, Emma Jungman, and Ciara Garcia.
Members of Valence are Belle Eaton, Cole Armstrong, Molly Frost, Kyler Skinner, and Martin Cantu.