Smithtown High School Wins SBPLI’s 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition Musical Theme Contest
Will Recce, Principal, School Construction Consultants, Inc. and Board Member, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), announced that Smithtown High School Robotics Team #810 was the winner of this year’s musical theme contest. The theme, which was composed by team members Daniel Pesce and Isaiah Rodriguez, will be used at SBPLI’s 2013 Long Island Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC), which will take place April 4-6 at Hofstra University. The presentation was held at the FRC kickoff event at Stony Brook University’s Javits Center on January 5.
There were 24 entries from 16 different schools for this contest. Other teams included Walt Whitman, Oceanside, Island Trees, Plainedge, Patchogue-Medford, West Islip, Great Neck South, Sachem, Bay Shore, Longwood, Half Hollow Hills West, Copiague, Pierson, Longwood, and The Wheatley School. Some teams had multiple entries.
The winning entry was chosen by the members of the SBPLI FRC Development Council. Students worked with their mentors on the robotics team, and even with staff members of the high school’s music department. The Smithtown High School robotics team will be presented with a $1,000 check at this year’s Long Island Regional FRC.
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