Board Celebrates High School Robotics Team

Board Celebrates High School Robotics Team
Posted on 07/11/2019
Hicksville High School Robotics TeamHicksville High School’s J-Birds robotics team and their coach Catherine Temps
were honored for their outstanding accomplishments at the May Board of Education meeting.

The J-Birds placed 16 th in their division out of 68 robots at the FIRST World Championship in Detroit held in April. The team qualified for the world championship
when they, along with their two alliance partners, Great Neck South High School and Tappan Zee High School, placed first at the School-Business Partnership of Long Island Inc. Long Island Regional FIRST competition at Hofstra University.

During the board meeting, members of the J-Birds provided a demonstration to highlight the functions of their robot which they mastered in preparation of this year’s game, “Destination: Deep Space.” They also discussed the challenges they faced throughout the design process and how they overcame them.

Superintendent of Schools Marianne Litzman commended the team on their success. She also extended her gratitude to coach Temps, chaperone Mr. O’Connell, the students’ parents for all of the hours they spent bringing the students to school over a period of months and the mentors that helped the students build a winning robot.