Dominican’s Robotics Team Advances to World Competition

St. Mary’s Dominican High School Robotics team Dominican Ultraviolet (Team 9637) advances to world competition after taking 1st place for the Inspire Award and 3rd place for the Connect Award at the Louisiana FTC Regional Championship held in Denham Springs. Twenty-four out of 42 Robotics teams in Louisiana qualified to compete at the Regional Championship.

“This is the equivalent to winning a state athletics championship! said Dominican Robotics Coach Crissy Giacona. Dominican Ultraviolet will compete April 17-20 in Houston at the FIRST™ Championship, a culminating, international event for the youth robotics competition season and an annual celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Dominican Ultraviolet will be one of two teams to represent Louisiana in the world championship that draws more than 40,000 people.

Ultraviolet team- Front Row (from left): Isabella Sachitano (holding sign); Middle Row: Mia Reyes, Meredith Kononchek, Tess Baker, Angeli Bautista, Ardenne Kijiko, and Marisa Acevedo. Back Row: Hidaya-Nureen Khan, Violet Matherne, Kate Vatter, Kaylee Gonzalez, and Vanessa Liu.


Robotics’ Ultraviolet Team in the News

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Dominican Valkyries (Team 11526) earned 1st place for the Innovate Award at the FTC Regional Championship.

Valkyries team- (from left) are Emma Ernst, Elisabeth Amato, and Anna Houin.

Coaches of the Dominican Robotics teams are Crissy Giacona, Madelyn Maldonado, Matthew Foss, Kenny Lannes, and Gillian Decossas.