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DATE: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Recognition of Middleton High School Robotics Teams for the 2016/2017 School Year (Office of Teaching and Learning)
Four teams competed in three divisions at tournaments in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, and Texas winning several team and individual honors.  The VEX Team advanced to the State of Florida Tournament and qualified for the U. S. National Open. Two teams, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Technical Challenge (FTC), advanced and competed at the State of Florida Championship (FRC). One of the teams advanced to the Super Regional Tournament in Athens, GA. The FIRST Robotics Competition earned bid and competed at the World Championship in Houston last week.  This is the 7th year in a row that Middleton High School has sent at least one team to compete at the World Championship.

Individual Honors
Erin Piacitelli, 11th grader was named as a Dean's List Finalist, an honor bestowed on the top 0.1% of robotics student worldwide. This is the 3rd year in a row that Middleton High School has had a Dean's List Finalist;  Rich Berglund, (Volunteer Senior Mentor) was named the Volunteer of the Year for FIRST Lego League. Total number of volunteers in First Lego League numbers 10,000 plus.

Andrew Butt, 12th grade - Club President

Varun Madabushi, 12th grade - Club Vice President
Varun Singh, 12th grade - Club Vice President
Jack McFarlane, 11th grade - FRC Minotaur Co-Captain
Erin Piacitelli, 11th grade- FRC Minotaur Co-Captain & Dean's List Finalist
Forest Brown, 12th grade - FTC Masquerade Captain
Adam Cook, 12th grade - FTC Maelstrom Co-Captain
Jonathan Goldney, 11th grade - FTC Maelstrom Co-Captain
Riccelo Guidorizzi, 10th grade - VEX Mercury Captain
• Provide a student-centered learning environment that engages every child
This item is for recognition and has no financial impact to the district.
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
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Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20170509_812 (Board Recognition Meeting) * Section A Item# 08