“Being able to adapt and solve problems under pressure is ideal to being successful during a robotics competition and in life,” said Matt Dado. “These students put a ton of hours into preparing for this competition, and though faced with adversity, they showed great resilience.”
Additionally, both New Castle Robotics Teams “16101A: Alpha” and “16101D: New Castle SD” were awarded the honorable “Tournament Semi-Finalists” Award. The award celebrates the team's accomplishment of tieing for third place and their advancement to the Tournament Semi-Finals alongside their alliances. Team members for “16101A” include: Joey Pauletich, Rachel Lyden, Dasianae Florence, James Thompson, and Jade Bodie. Team members for “16101D” include: Arielle Recchione, TeAsia Stewart, Evan Brown, Kerrionna Lyles, Micah Killion, and Dylan McClaren.