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Robotics teams excel at RoboSLAM III

Ransom Everglades students excelled at the RoboSLAM III Miami robotics event at Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition Arnold Hall Jan. 12. Adam Kaplan '21 went undefeated and won the 3 lb. division in the BattleBots tournament, and RE’s powerhouse freshman team led by Max Vallone ’22 and Dashiell DeStefano ’22 claimed the Create Award and second place overall in the VEX Robotics Competition. More than 40 teams participated.
The freshman team robot, designed by Vallone, DeStefano, Ceci Granda-Scott '22, Isa Camacho '22 and Andre Joseph '22, was recognized with the special award for creative engineering solution and also qualified for the state championship for VEX robotics. Kaplan's robot Angry Calf defeated a field of 10 robots.

The teams were led by RE faculty members Bob DuBard and Gus Palacios. About 30 members of RE’s Science National Honor Society volunteered before and during the event, participating in set-up and tournament execution.
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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.