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ALAMO CHAPTER CHAPTER - Nov 02, 2013
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Robotics Students Win $6K in Scholarships

The chapter awarded $6,000 in scholarships to high school students taking part in the SA BEST (San Antonio Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) robotics competition on in November. Clay Perce, the chapterís new vice president of scholarships and educational grants, was a volunteer judge at the state qualifying competition, where teams from three dozen high schools faced off in games testing their robots fine motor skills. Perce was among several volunteer judges who rated students not only on the design and performance of their robots but also on marketing presentations, team spirit and sportsmanship, presentations and interviews, and project summary notebooks. Some $3,000 in BEST scholarships went to St. Maryís Hall, which took first place overall in the tournament. A $2,000 Competition scholarship went to Robert E. Lee High School, which scored highest in the robot competition; and a $1,000 Sportsmanship scholarship went to Navarro High School. Individual scholarship recipients were: Logan Bewley ($500), Richard Feng ($500), I-Chia Huang ($500), Steffi Sokolyk ($500), Kevin Tai ($500), Yunshu Ding ($250) and Pavan Patamalia ($250) from St. Marys Hall; Daniel Joaquin ($2,000) from Robert E. Lee High School; and Brett Stanzione ($1,000) from Navarro High School. The SA BEST competition is a San Antonio initiative designed to spark and encourage studentsí interest in science and engineering career fields.

Event Photographs:

This robot, designed and decorated by students from Navarro High School, awaits competition at an SA BEST tournament in November. The team behind this robot was awarded $1,000 in scholarships for sportsmanship at the November competition.
This robot, designed and decorated by students from Navarro High School, awaits competition at an SA BEST tournament in November. The team behind this robot was awarded $1,000 in scholarships for sportsmanship at the November competition.
In November, Haylie D'Arrigio of Stacey High School concentrates on maneuvering her robot to pick up, grasp, and place a peg into a cup, as supporters of rival Robert E. Lee High School cheer their team on in the background.
In November, Haylie D'Arrigio of Stacey High School concentrates on maneuvering her robot to pick up, grasp, and place a peg into a cup, as supporters of rival Robert E. Lee High School cheer their team on in the background.
Clay Perce (l), the chapter's vice president of scholarships and educational grants, awards a $2,000 scholarship to Daniel Joaquin of Robert E. Lee High School, which took first place in the robotics competition portion of the state-qualifying round in November.
Clay Perce (l), the chapter's vice president of scholarships and educational grants, awards a $2,000 scholarship to Daniel Joaquin of Robert E. Lee High School, which took first place in the robotics competition portion of the state-qualifying round in November.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Marla Dial
512.296.7352

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