Southold “Team R.I.C.E.” FIRST® Robotics Team Wins Musical Theme Contest
Will Recce, the principal of School Construction Consultants, Inc. and a board member with School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), announced that the Southold High School FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Team #870 “Team R.I.C.E.” was the winner of this year’s musical theme contest, sponsored by Work Life Resources. The song will be used at SBPLI’s 2015 Long Island RegionalFIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC), which will take place March 26-28 at Hofstra University. The presentation was held at the FRC kickoff event at Stony Brook University’s Jacob Javits Lecture Center on January 3.
Ryan Burns and Alex Kandora of Team R.I.C.E. composed the winning piece. Other teams participating in the contest included Bay Shore High School, Bethpage High School, Walt Whitman High School, Sag Harbor’s Pierson High School, and Plainedge High School.
Students were allowed to work individually, with their mentors on the robotics team, or even with colleagues within their high school’s music department, to compose their song. A committee, established with members of SBPLI’s Development Council, chose the winning entry. The Southold High School robotics team will be presented with a $1,000 check at this year’s Long Island Regional FRC.