LFHS wins UTRGV HESTEC SeaPerch Challenge

LFHS wins UTRGV HESTEC SeaPerch Challenge
Posted on 10/09/2018
This is the image for the news article titled LFHS wins UTRGV HESTEC SeaPerch ChallengeLos Fresnos High School took top honors at the 2018 HESTEC Rio Grande Valley Regional SeaPerch Challenge at the Margaret Clark Aquatic Center in Brownsville Friday.

The competition, operated in partnership with the U.S. Navy's SeaPerch program, drew 38 teams from around the Rio Grande Valley.

SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).

Students operate the ROV through an obstacle course remotely before interviewing with a panel of judges to explain the engineering and physics to build the underwater vehicle.

LFHS finished with a score of 83.66, including a 99 percent rating on the interview portion of the competition. Los Fresnos United, which houses ninth- and tenth-grade students, finished in fifth place with a score of 71.22, higher than 32 other high schools and middle schools.

Competing for LFHS were seniors Alexis Luna and Britney Garza, and juniors Xavier Cortez, Joshua Loera, Emilio Paz and Humberto Villarreal. All are officers in the LFHS Engineering Club, sponsored by teacher Javier Martinez.

Brownsville Lopez finished second and Harlingen High was third.

LFHS now qualifies for the 2019 International SeaPerch Challenge at a date and location to be determined in November. The LFHS team competed in 2018 event in June at Dartmouth, Mass.
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