Students from Guthrie High School and Guthrie Junior High competed in the TCEA Region 17 Robotics Contest this past weekend at Lubbock High School. The Guthrie High School team consisted of Sarah Ballard and Cheyenne Killebrew. The Guthrie Junior High team was made up of Levi Jones, Ben Haney and Tristan Story.
The Guthrie High School team placed 2nd overall in the advanced division and earned a spot to advance to the TCEA State Robotics Competition in May. This is the second year in a row that this team (made up of Sarah and Cheyenne) has advanced to state level competition. This also marks the 5th year in a row that Guthrie High School will be represented in the TCEA State Robotics Competition.
The Guthrie Junior High team placed 3rd overall in the intermediate division. They won't automatically advance to state as a 3rd place team, but their scores were high enough to put them in the running for a wild card spot for state. In fact, their last run earned the single highest point value of all competing teams, including all those in the advanced division. They will find out about their wild card status for the state competition in about two weeks.
The TCEA contest puts students from all sized schools, from 1A to 5A, in the same category and allows those school to compete against one another on an even playing field. Every year, the competition gets better and better. This year, the Guthrie teams had the opportunity to compete against teams from: New Deal ISD, Post ISD, Jayton ISD, Sundown ISD, Tahoka ISD, Lubbock ISD, Seminole ISD, Talkington School and Reddell Academy.
These students have been working on their robot construction and programming since the first weeks of school. Congratulations to them for sticking with it, being so committed and performing so well under pressure. You always represent our school with pride and excellence.