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GHS VEX Robotics Makes Quarter and Semi-Finals; Wins Excellence Award

Last Saturday, Dec. 10, Greenville High School hosted its first High School VEX event in the new robotics arena. A total of 52 teams from Dallas, Austin, Houston, Las Vegas, and many other areas competed in the tournament. Two GHS Iron Cowboys teams, 4148C and 4148A advanced to the quarter-finals and semi-finals, respectively, where team 4148A also won the Excellence Award.


After 91 matches, two of the four GHS Iron Cowboys teams ranked 9th and 10th in the event. 4148A ranked 9th and was selected by the number three Alliance, while 4148C chose their own alliance.


Team 4148C, whose members are Nick Stromberg, Dallas Davies, and Kamden Priest, advanced to the quarter-finals, while team 4148A, whose members are Daniel Ugalde, Alex Portillo, Austin Burns, Tessa Mitchell, Charlie Murfin, and Trenton Burns, advanced to the semi-finals. 


Along with advancing to the semi-finals, team 4148A also won the Excellence Award. The Excellence Award is given to the overall top team and is the highest honor given out in the VEX Robotics Competition. The recipient of this award is a team that exemplifies overall excellence in creating a high quality VEX robotics program.


“This team excels in many areas and is a shining example of dedication, devotion, hard work, and teamwork,” said Robotics Director for grades 9-12, Adrienne Emerson. “As a strong contender in numerous award categories, this team deserves to be recognized for building a quality robotics program and a team committed to quality in everything that they do,” she continued.


For more information on the Robotics program at Greenville High School, please contact Adrienne Emerson at