On March 15, four Pleasant Grove High School robotics teams competed in the 1A-4A UIL VEX Robotics State Championship. The Magnificent 7 claimed the state championship, with three other PGHS teams (Hawks, Brandon, MK Robert) placing second, third and fourth in the state.
Magnificent 7 and Brandon qualified for the World Robotics Championship in Dallas, TX on May 7. Magnificent 7 placed in the top 40 teams in their division. This is the first time in Pleasant Grove High School history that the robotics team has qualified for the World Robotics Championship.
Pleasant Grove High School Robotics teams and members included:
State Champions & World Qualifiers – Magnificent 7 Chris Brannan
Michael Glenn ,Rose Anderson Jacob Jones Campbell Jackson Nathan Hutcheson Brooks Beck
State Semi Finalists World Qualifiers – Brandon Mathew Thomas, Chris Ayers, Jakob Fontenot, Evan Damron
State Finalists – Hawks Chase Bolton, Andrew Smith
State Semifinalists – MK Robert Andy Hilton, Dylan Yost, George Matthews, Kelin Formes
Alternates Logan Knowles, Joey Ethridge, Joseph Boyajin, Wilson Cheng
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL INVOLVED!
Another Texarkana USA superlative of community excellence to celebrate!