Dominican students earn robotics honors


At the Louisiana FIRST® Technical Challenge (FTC) regional championship Feb. 3 at the University of New Orleans, St. Mary’s Dominican High School registered two teams to compete. Dominican’s “Indiana Janes” team was a finalist for the Think Award. The Dominican “Valkyries” won the Motivate Award and placed eighth for the Alliance section and were selected to play in the semifinals. Dominican’s Robotics coaches are Matthew Foss, Crissy Giacona and Madelyn Maldonado. The Think Award celebrates the team that represents the essence of the FTC competition through team building, team spirit and enthusiasm. It recognizes a team that makes a collective effort to make FIRST® known throughout its school and community, and sparks others to embrace the culture of FIRST®. Pictured, from left, front row, are Dominican Valkyries’ Mia Nguyen, Kate Heller, Olivia Cheung and Allie Norvell. Back row, Victoria Chan, Onyinyechi Okeke, Audrey Wild and Alysa Legard.

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