Robotics team claims tournament championship and excellence award
An RE robotics team of three juniors, a sophomore and one senior topped 22 teams to earn Tournament Champion recognition and the Excellence Award at a Dec. 3 event at Miami Jackson Senior High. Erick Gross '24, Mateo Heitner '25 and Victoria Paraoulaki de Miranda '24 represented the Raiders (a team that also includes Arjun Badwal ’23 and Varun Raju ’24, who were not able to attend) at the “Make It Happen” 2022-23 VEX Spin Up Tournament.
The five students designed and programmed the robot called the Scorpion, and Gross, Heitner and Paraoulaki de Miranda accrued a 5-0-1 record at the event, which included teams from around South Florida. The Raiders shared the tournament title with NSU University School. Another team from RE – Dark Matter – also competed. Dark Matter, which includes 11 RE students (including seven ninth graders), finished 11th overall. Both teams are coached by STEM Department faculty member Bob DuBard.
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.