Two middle school REbotics teams earned special awards and four finished in the top four of the Best in Southwest robotics event in Nables on Feb. 8, 2020. The RE team of Joey Buttrick '25, Erick Gross '24, and Varun Raju '24 won the Design Award and finished second overall, leading the way for Ransom Everglades. Team members Myles Heller '24 and Vicky Pinilla '25 contributed to the team's robot but were not present.
The sixth-grade team of Angelo Perez '26, Tino Pena '26, Ryan Alesandro '26 and Eduardo Mascarenas de Sabrit '26 claimed the Inspire Award and finished third.
Two RE teams finished tied for fourth overall: Tyira Jackson '24, Leyla Amjad '25, Anya Bhandari '25, Daniela Garcia '26 and Luciana Munoz Ledo '25 (not present), and Michael Nunez '26, Oscar Vazquez '26, Nicholas Juhasz '26 and Patrick Keedy Brown '26 (not present), Warren Munroe '26 (not present), Max Grunwald '26 (not present).
The event in Naples drew 24 teams from around South Florida.
The middle school robotics program is led by science faculty member Gustavo Palacios.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.