On Sunday, the Competition Cheer Team competed at the Grand Finale at P.V. High School. The team took home top honors, having the highest overall score from all the high school teams competing. This was the team’s 3rd time this season winning overall Grand Champions at a competition, as well as winning 1st place at 5 competitions this season. Way to go!
News, Events, and Announcements
Davenport West Robotics sent two teams to the FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) Iowa State Championships February 21st and 22nd. The Iridium Falcons #4296 and the Combustible Lemons #5466 performed very well in team judging and robot performance. Both teams displayed outstanding grace and professionalism and qualified for the elimination tournament before being defeated in the semi-finals of their respective divisions. The Combustible Lemons placed 3rd in the Inspire Award and won the Think Award to advance to the Northern Super Regional which will be at Carver Hawkeye Arena, April 3rd – April 5th. Seventy-two teams from 13 states will compete to see who advances to the World Championships.
Last year, Sherifa Atangiba was part of the FTC Robotics Team. She was an exchange student from Ghana, Africa. She had a dream of bringing robotics/STEM to her country. The Combustible Lemons have been working since the beginning of the school year to make this a reality. The students have raised money to purchase the necessary equipment to send to her. The equipment is being sent to Ghana February 27th.
Mr. Wolf’s West High School Motion Graphics/Video class worked together to produce a West High Announcements Broadcast on the Falcon United Network. Students collaborated on network name, animations needed, ideas for stories covered, images used, and overall appearance of the broadcast. Once the a story line was developed, the students were assigned the different jobs that would help complete the broadcast. After filming numerous times and some trial and error, students were able to get a final cut of the broadcast for posting. The students are excited to produce future broadcasts with many new ideas, so stay tuned…. Falcon United Network