FTC Qualifier Awards for Dominican Valkyries

At the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Northshore Qualifier competition held on February 12th in Slidell, St. Mary’s Dominican High School robotics team, Dominican Valkyries, received two awards:

Connect Award – 1st Place trophy, recognizes the team that most connects with their local science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) community.

Think Award – 2nd Place, given to the team that best reflects the journey the team took as they experienced the engineering design process during the build season.

Twenty-two teams competed at FTC Northshore Qualifier.

Dominican Valkyries and the Dominican Ultraviolet team qualified for the regional championship competition that is scheduled for March 26th. Dominican robotics coaches are Crissy Giacona, Matt Foss, Kenny Lannes, and Madelyn Maldonado.

Dominican Valkyries (Front Row, from left): Elisabeth Amato, Emma Ernst, Reese Tatford, and Rachael Tatford. Back Row: Meredith Kononchek, Priscilla Martinez, Ashley Alexis, Morgan Tebbe, and Isabella Roberts. Not Pictured: Cecilia Cangelosi.

Dominican Ultraviolet (Front Row, from left): Emma Plaisance, Isabella Sachitano, Caitlyn Dumas, Aya Elmadah, Charlotte Raymond, and Coach Crissy Giacona. Back Row: Coach Matt Foss, Mia Reyes, Violet Matherne, Tess Baker, Hidaya Khan, and Coach Madelyn Maldonado.