Pleasant Grove High School robotics team advances to state competition


The Pleasant Grove High School Robotics Team competed in the Texas Computer Association (TCEA) Area 8 Advanced Invention competition on Friday, January 18. They placed 1st in Advanced Inventions for their invention of a flood warning system that senses rising water levels in flood zones for homes, including inland areas such as around Texarkana when the Red River flooded a few years ago.

“They provided excellent marketing design, a prototype, and a working robot,” Coach and Sponsor Shelby Strawn said. “ The judges said they did a wonderful job communicating and presenting the design.”

The team will advance to the TCEA state competition in Austin, TX in April. They are under the direction of Coach and Sponsor, Shelby Strawn and Robotics teacher, Wacey Forga. The team is comprised of seniors Patrick McMillan (captain), Kadin Booker, Zachary Iglesia, and Dillon Toler.

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