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GISD VEX IQ Teams Qualify for National and World Championships

The Greenville Middle School VEX IQ Team, the Protobots, and the Sixth Grade Center VEX IQ Team, the Cyborgs, competed in the North Texas VEX IQ “Crossover” Regional Championship March 4 at the Greenville Sixth Grade Center. Both GMS and SGC had one team advance to the finals.

SGC team 3148T ended the tournament in tenth place where they also earned the Create Award, given to the team that designs a robot that incorporates a creative engineering solution to the game challenge. Team members are Diego Martinez, Carolina Berrones, and Nick Smith.

Additionally, this team, as well as GMS Protobots Team 5148B, will compete in the 2017 VEX IQ Robotics World Championship-Middle School Division in Louisville, KY April 23rd – 25th.

GMS Team 5148B finished the tournament in fifth place and earned the Amaze Award, given to a team that has built an amazing, high-scoring robot that demonstrates overall quality. Team members are Daniel Franco-Hernandez, Gerardo Olivas, and Aranth Ramirez.

As a result of previous tournament success, SGC Teams 3148T and 3148P (Saul Gonzalez, Vincent Calabrese, and Emma Brown) have qualified for the CREATE U. S. Open Robotics Championship – VEX IQ Middle School Division in Council Bluffs, IA Apr. 4th – 5th.

The following are the SGC team numbers and students that competed:

Team 3148B – James Robles, Ezequiel Franco, and Alex Brown.

Team 3148C – Jillian Shepherd, Connor Davis, and Anthony Deleon.

Team 3148M – Chennia Sanders and Kyle Pierce.

Team 3148N - Alan Rios, Nathan Cadenhead, and Marley Knight.

For more information about the Greenville Middle School and Sixth Grade Center VEX IQ Robotics Program, email Johnny Tharp, Director of Robotics (Grades 1-8) at or call (903) 408-4432.

6th Grade Center team 3148T
GMS team 5148B