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Robotek Competition 2019

by Michelle Lagat

Posted on 2019-12-02 14:38:06

Last October 21, 2019, the St. Paul University Dumaguete Junior High School Department sent delegates to the Queen City of the South to compete at the Robotek Competition 2019, a nationwide robotics competition sponsored by Techfactors, Inc. Held at Sacred Heart School – Ateneo de Cebu, schools hailing from both Visayas and Mindanao went over to compete at the 3-day event. Despite being first-timers in the field and with only less than a month of preparations, the St. Paul University Dumaguete Junior High School Department^^s TechSaints brought pride to the school by topping in the following categories:

MakeX City Guardian Category: 

  • Qualifying Round: Rank 8 out of 37, Semifinal Qualifier
  • Semifinal Round: Rank 7

Arduino Category:

  • Rank 6 out of 18
  • Most Outstanding Programmer Award

The said competition was participated by the following Grade 10 students of the Junior High School Department:

  • Anya Camille Yrad
  • Stavrus Jan Baldomero
  • Mark Jelou Renegado
  • Jan Vincent Pialago
  • John Michelle Lagat

"Knowing that we were going to represent our school for the robotics competition held at Cebu, we were all nervous. I myself did not expect this to happen and I wasn^^t ready; we weren^^t ready. But despite all that, we had fun. Even though we were cramming in all the nights we stayed there, we still kept on fighting and tried our best to bring honor to the school. Even though we were a bit exhausted because of sleepless nights, we had our optimistic mentors to cheer us up and motivate us to keep going. And above all that, we learned a lot throughout the journey. And that^^s itself is already an achievement for us." — Stavrus Jan Baldomero on his learnings and experience.

The following students will be presenting their robotics prototype at the Slingshot Dumaguete: Fourth Industrial Revolution and Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship on November 19, 2019, sponsored by the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Science and Technology.

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