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2019-04-10 / Academics

Downsville STEM Team Excels At Competition

Will Travel To New Mexico Next Month To Compete
By Melissa Frisbee


DCS STEM team prepares for competition in Oxford last week. Photo By Melissa Frisbee DCS STEM team prepares for competition in Oxford last week. Photo By Melissa Frisbee The Downsville Central School (DCS) STEM Club advised by Mr. Rhodes and Mrs. Frisbee participated in RoboRave NY Saturday, April 6.

RoboRave is an International Robotics Competition which originated in New Mexico and was held in Oxford this year for the second time. At this event, Downsville competed against local schools, four teams from France and two teams from Canada.

DCS competed in the High School Line Follower Challenge, Entrepreneurial Challenge, and Sumo Bot Challenges and the Middle School Amazing Challenge and Jousting Challenge. Our team came home with first place awards in all but the Amazing Challenge (fourth place) and the Sumo Bot challenge (third place) which is ironic because DCS went into the championship rounds in first place for each of these challenges.

As with any competition, a lot of teamwork and preparation goes into these competitions. The team looks forward to competing in New Mexico in May and thanks the community for its support for these opportunities.

Our results from the SUNY Broome Competition - 15 schools: P-Tech; Whitney Point; Johnson City; Owego Apalachin; Union Edicott; Sidney; New Visions; Chenango Forks Middle School and Chenango Forks High School; Oxford; Susquehana Valley; Seton Catholic; BT BOCES; Vestal; and Downsville: DCS was seventh - several schools have multiple teams, and team points are added together to determine overall scores.

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