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Piner Middle School Coding Team Participates in Cyber-Robotics Competition

Members of the Piner Middle School PinerBots Coding Team participated in the Cyber-Robotics Coding Competition at the Dr. Gene Burton College Career Academy in Rockwall, TX.

Eighth-grade students Aidan Cantu, Daniel Carrasco, Ezekial Harbaugh, and Kellan Poyssick represented Piner during the competition. The team competed in timed coding missions and placed 13th and 15th out of the 28 teams.

Competition officials informed PinerBots Coding Team sponsor Renee Cole that the team qualified for the final competition based on previous competition performance. The team placed fourth in scoring and eleventh in Diversity of Participation during the competition’s qualifiers challenge.

“We received an email inviting us to participate in the finals competition due to our aggregated score in the qualifiers challenge,” Cole explained. “Fifty North Texas schools participated in the qualifiers round, and I am beyond proud of my kids!”

Additionally, the coding team celebrated 17 or their members completing 104 coding missions with top scores within three weeks to obtain a Master Coder Certificate. The coding team has become popular among students and a great way to enhance coding skills for all students. For more information on how to join the PinerBot Coding Team, please contact Renee Cole at RCole@ShermanISD.net.

 

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Eighth-grade students Aidan Cantu, Daniel Carrasco, Ezekial Harbaugh, and Kellan Poyssick represented Piner during the competition.

 

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PinerBots Coding Team members completed 104 coding missions with top scores within three weeks to obtain a Master Coder Certificate.

Kimberly Simpson
KSimpson@ShermanISD.net