Dominican Robotics Teams Advance to FTC Regional Championship


St. Mary’s Dominican High School’s two robotics teams took wins at the February 1st FTC qualifier competition. It marked the first time both teams were selected to be part of the same alliance going into the final rounds of robot play. They won the overall robot game play.

The Valkyries ranked 7th and Team Ultraviolet ranked 15th out of 23 teams at the end of robot game play. Both teams were chosen to play in the finals and their Alliance Team won 1st place in robot game play. The Valkyries earned 1st place for Design Award and 2nd place for Think Award. The Ultraviolets took 2nd place for Design Award and 3rd place Think Award. The teams advance to the February 29th regional championship event at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. Robotics moderators are Matthew Foss, Crissy Gicaona, Kenneth Lannes, and Madeline Maldonado.

Members of St. Mary’s Dominican High School’s Valkyries (Front row, kneeling, from left): Ashley Alexis, Emma Ernst, Meredith Kononchek, Olivia Cheung, and Cecilia Cangelosi. Back row: Lauren Cage, Onyinyechi Okeke, Victoria Chan, Mia Nguyen, Anita Whitner, and Catherine Bickerton. Not pictured: Priscilla Martinez, Morgan Tebbe, and Isabella Roberts

The Dominican Ultraviolet Team: (Front row, kneeling): Victoria Despenza, Caroline Alleman, Audrey Wild, and Emma Plaisance. Back row: Lauryn Ancar, Daja’h Saul, Elana Perriott, Caitlyn Dumas, Madeline Pourciau, and Caroline Ondrusek. Not pictured: Sydney Raymond.

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