The Justin-Siena High School robotics team recently participated in its first regional tournament, beating out 50 other teams as a top 10 finisher, said a news release.
The Braves placed eighth out of 60 in their inaugural tournament after six qualifying matches. The team's robot, affectionately referred to as “Data,” helped the team to its successful finish, said the release.
The Milpitas tournament brought together new or “rookie” robotics teams passionate about engineering and computer programming — many of whom had not competed in an official capacity before.
Students Mia Brown, Eliot Lesti, Zeddrick Mendoza, and Leo Sfara participated in the competition. Credit also goes to students, Michelle Wassef and Angelina Schmeder who helped build Data but could not attend the tournament.