Katy ISD Robotics Teams Shine at UIL State Competition, Advance to World Championship

Katy ISD Robotics Teams Shine at UIL State Competition, Advance to World Championship

April 09 2024

An outstanding display of innovation, engineering and teamwork marked the UIL State Robotics Competition. Over 86 teams from around the state converged to compete, including seven high school teams from Katy ISD.

The tournament comprised two distinct FIRST Robotics competitions - the Apollo Tournament and the Mercury Tournament. Cinco Ranch High School, representing Katy ISD, emerged winners in the Apollo Tournament, showcasing excellent engineering skills and teamwork. Their exceptional performance led them to compete in the final State Championship round, where they secured a commendable runner-up position.

Four teams from Katy ISD, namely Cinco Ranch High School, Jordan High School, Tompkins High School, and Seven Lakes High School, have qualified for the upcoming World Championship. This prestigious event will witness these teams representing Katy community at the George R. Brown Convention Center from April 17 to April 20.

The Morton Ranch High School team stood out by securing the Team Spirit Award for the second consecutive year, reflecting their consistent commitment to camaraderie, sportsmanship, and a positive spirit within the robotics community.

The Morton Ranch High School team, who won the Team Spirit Award at the UIL State Robotics Competition. (Source: Katy ISD)

Steve Adams, Facility Coordinator at Katy ISD’s Robert R. Shaw Center for STEAM, commended the exceptional performance by the participants. He said, "This year's UIL State Robotics Competition was a testament to the incredible talent and dedication of our robotics teams." He added that the event showcased an impressive level of teamwork, innovation, and perseverance from all participating teams.

The competition’s success underscored the importance of STEM education and robotics programs in cultivating future trailblazers in technology and innovation fields. As it provides a robust platform for students to apply their knowledge, skills, and creativity to solve real-world challenges, it helps prepare them for the rapidly advancing sectors of science and technology.

As the World Championship approaches, the Katy ISD teams are all set to demonstrate their skills on a globally recognized platform, striving to make their mark and proudly representing their school and community.

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 

Tiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.

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