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Parish Robotics competed in the FIRST Tech Challenge competition on Saturday, January 17th at The University of Texas at Dallas. Thirty-two teams of high school students from all over the metroplex competed in the tournament, and Parish won the Rockwell Collins Innovate award for their creative robot design. the team also placed as the 3rd ranked team coming out of the qualification rounds. The students advanced all the way to the finals and pushed the winning team to a 3rd winner take all match before being eliminated. In recognition of their performance in the judged awards and the robot competition, Parish earned the right to advance to the Southwest Regional Championship Tournament to be held at UT Arlington in February. To watch a video of one of their matches, click here.

Pictured: Coach Dave Cribbs, team members Drew Rusten (10), Bailey Robinson(9) and Armon Naeini (12), Coach Kat Baker.

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