RE robotics teams excel in first event of the season
In RE’s first robotics event of the school year, three robotics teams claimed major awards at a socially distanced, in-person, indoor/outdoor competition in Naples on December 5. At the Best in Southwest event, RE teams won the Think Award, Innovate Award and Design Award, and an all-freshman team gained valuable experience.
RE’s The Matrix emerged from the qualification rounds in first place (out of the 22 teams that participated), went on to reach the finalist round and claimed the Think Award. The school's Dark Matter and The Squad each reached the elimination round, advancing to the semifinals and quarterfinals, respectively. Dark Matter won the Innovate Award and posted a combined skills score of 101 points, third overall. The Squad claimed the Design Award.
All of the teams are coached by robotics coach and engineering teacher Bob DuBard.
The Matrix Joshua Buttrick ’22 Arjun Badwal ’23 Charlotte Wang ’21 Joan Joseph ’21 Emma G ’23
The Squad Luca Trebotich ’23 Diego de Lope ’23 Victor Perez ’23 Pablo Rodriguez-Russowsky '23 Lucia Rose Dahn ’23
Dark Matter Dashiell DeStefano ’22 Jonah Bennett ’21 Max Vallone ’22 Jordan Hoffman ’21 Sofia Miranda ’23 Alex Van Lidth ’22 Andre Joseph ’22
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 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.