4 Teams from Altha School recently competed at the eighth annual robotics contest sponsored by CareerSource Chipola and Opportunity Florida and all of our teams brought back awards!

"Team Chappie", sponsored by Tyler Stoutamire and comprised of: Jay Yon, Johnny Aaron, Sawyer O'Bryan, Justin Moore, Aubree Bay, Shanna Price, Chasity Webb and Travis Sangster brought back Overall 1st Place and Fastest Single Time. (6432, 6383-Jay & Sawyer- shot of the course, 6422 Fastest Single Time)

"Team WallE" - Cody Barfield, Brendan Dew, Devin McCoy, Sean Skidmore, Caven Hanna, Cody Mercer, Shanna Price, Aubree Bay, and Chasity Webb won 1st Place in Log Book.  They were also sponsored by Tyler Stoutamire. (6419-Shanna Price, Aubree Bay & Chasity Webb-were responsible for the Log Book for Team WallE)

"Team Ratchett" - also sponsored by Tyler Stoutamire and comprised of Alysha Tyus, April Lynn, Stephenie Pickron, Johnny Sewell, Hunter Young, and Taylor Waldron - got 3rd Place Overall and 2nd Place in the Log Book competition.(6423)

Also competing was Mr. Russell Baggett's Senior Leadership Team - Team Ain't Care II - who placed 3rd in Log Book.(6415)

Competition was fierce with less than 5 seconds separating the top 3 teams!
Altha School also dominated in the Log Book portion of the competition - taking all 3 places.  Log Books are submitted ahead of the actual competition and include documentation including pictures of the team's progress in meeting their objectives and the challenges they faced on a day-to-day basis. All 4 of our teams also made it to the top 5 and the interview process earning them "time cards" to be used during the competition.

Teams from across Chipola's 5 county region competed in the contest which challenged the students to create robots that could race down an obstacle course in the fastest time as well as create log books designed to document the design and build of their robots.

We are very proud of our students!  Being a small school, we aren't able to offer a lot of the science and engineering courses that larger schools offer.  But our students proved that they can compete with the best of them!