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DATE: Tuesday, May 09, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
SUBJECT / RECOMMENDATIONS
Recognition of the Pride Elementary School Incredibotz Robotics Team, West Coast Florida Champions (Office of Teaching and Learning)
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The Incredibotz Robotics Team won the award, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) LEGO League West Florida Regional Championship on January 28, 2017.  The Team exhibited the best robot design, best research project, and second highest robot competition score; which earned them first place position out of 87 teams in the West Florida Region.  The West Coast Florida Regional is sponsored and supported by Hillsborough Community College and Suncoast Credit Union.  As champions for the West Florida Region, the Incredibotz Robotics Team joined 107 other FIRST LEGO League teams from 31 countries to compete at the FIRST World Festival in Houston, Texas which took place April 18-23, 2017. 

Incredibotz Robotics Team:
Trisha Sakamuri, 5th grade
Samarth Kasibhatla, 4th grade
Nitya Punjal, 6th grade
Satya Sakamuri, 5th grade
Anishram Nelluri, 4th grade
Siva Sakamuri, 5th grade
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
• Provide a student-centered learning environment that engages every child
FINANCIAL IMPACT (Budgeted:  No)
This item is for recognition and has no financial impact to the district.
EVALUATION
N/A
SUBMITTED BY:  Larry R. Plank, Ed.S., Director K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
Deborah Cook   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Academic Officer, Office of Teaching and Learning
(813) 272-4221
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
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Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20170509_812 (Board Recognition Meeting) * Section A Item# 04