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GISD VEX Robotics Round-Up!



The regular robotics season ended last Saturday for our GISD VEX Teams at STEM, SGC, GMS and HS.

16 teams qualified for state throughout the season, which represents 60 GISD students!



Congratulations to the following teams & coaches:

148A Ethan Kiowski, Nicolas Gonzales, Azthlan Gomez-Alvarez
Coach: Susanna Berrones

6th Grade Center
3148A - Devin Luna, Rolando Gerardo, Michael Mata
3148C - Caden Imhoff, Jackson Gilley, Christian Vidal, Emilio Rios
3148F - Isabella London, Jorge Aguilera, Jason Reyes, Megan Moore
3148G - Gracie Keahey, Alicia Rico, Uriel Castenada, Jacob Lopez
3148K - Kasey Porsberg, Aiden Munoz, Sherlyn Badillo, London Hawkins
Coaches: Jason Kramer & Kelley Wiggins


Middle School

2148A Reagan Goggans, Rhett Maner, Caleb Yost, Noah Davenport, Noah Schafft
2148E Aidyn Emmerson, Jace Franklin, Jaxon Marshall, Jett Jaco, Bryce Samples, Ian Kowalczyk
2148F Michael Adeluyi, Lilly Kowalczyk, William Price, Mary Thurmond, Miguel Garcia
2148G Cayla Williams, Joselin Estrada, Joshua Brock, Hayden Taylor, Jacob Edwards
2148N Bethany England, Charlie Pruitt, Anderson Valentine, Sebastian Gonzalez
2148R Miles Wiggins, George Alexander, Colton Tice, Kwynzarian Barrett, Fischer McCloud
5148A Christian Coats, Sam Sadler, Evan Shutt
Coach: Corey Bankston



High School

4148A - Josh Burnett, Anthony Morgan, Vanessa Ortega, David Voss
4148B - Sabrina Hall, Bryan Perez
4148C - Julian Guerrero, Japheth Cranfill, La’den Tice
Coach: Tom Myers

In all we had 8 Tournament Winners, 4 Tournament Finalists, 1 Build Award, 2 Design Awards, 1 Skills Champion Award and 2 Judges Awards. Currently, 6 GISD teams are ranked in the top 30 in the state in robot skills, with 4 in the top 10!

VEX IQ Teams from STEM, SGC, and GMS will be competing February 29 in Dallas and Rowlett for a chance to qualify for WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in Louisville, Kentucky.


VEX EDR teams from GMS and GHS will be competing in Terrell on Feb. 22nd for the chance to qualify for World Championship also in Louisville.

“I’m extremely proud and constantly impressed by the effort our staff and students put in to having a successful season, both on and off the field,” GISD Director of Robotics Adrienne Emerson said. “The students are gaining a lifelong love of problem solving, critical thinking and of course building engineering skills through robotics.”  “We are so fortunate to have one of the best and most respected robotics programs in the world right here in our community.”  “Congratulations to all our students and coaches on a great season so far!”