Students on the Robotics Team at De Leon Middle School presented their project to McAllen city leaders March 2. For the project, students had to research ways to improve their community. They came up with an indoor city park that would be inclusive for children with special needs. The team also recently won two first-place trophies for Robot Performance and the Champion’s Award at a FIRST Lego League competition. Pictured with members of the team are, left to right, Robotics Team Instructor Isidra Gutierrez; De Leon Principal Phillip Grossweiler; City Commissioner Veronica Whitacre; McAllen ISD School Board Vice-President Sam Saldivar, Jr.; City Commissioner Victor Haddad; Mayor Jim Darling; FIRST RGV, Inc. President Jason Arms; and City Commissioner Joaquin Zamora.
The members of the team include Kinich Sierra, Ethan Gonzalez, Sadie Garza, Leila Pena, Nicholas Gomez, Roberto Rivera, Marilyn Lavida, Gwyndelynn Coe and Kaylie Perez.
See video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIc47X4U93M&feature=youtu.be