Pearland, TX (March 30, 2019)
Last week, Team 5414 Pearadox travelled all the way to Greenville High School to participate in the FIRST In Texas District Greenville event. Competing alongside 42 participating teams, Pearadox earned the place of second seed alliance captain with their creative and efficient robot. They dominated their playoffs, quarterfinals, and semi-finals, making it to the Finals. In addition to being a finalist, Pearadox also earned three other awards. Among these were the Autonomous award which was given for having a consistent and reliable autonomous code, third place runner-up for the Safety Award, and the Dean’s List Award given to Drew Moore from Glenda Dawson High School. Drew, a junior from DHS, is the third person in the team's history to earn the Dean’s List Finalist award. He was nominated by his team due to his excellent technical skills, academic prowess, leadership, and earning the rank of an Eagle Scout, the highest attainable rank in the Boy Scouts of America program. Additionally, he had to be interviewed by judges and compete against other nominees. On Pearadox, he’s the Chief Engineer, making innovative manipulators and overseeing and helping others. Alongside that, he’s the robot driver, making sure the robot scores efficiently and quickly while moving through all the other robots on the field. Pearadox will be making their way to the District Champions in Austin, TX from April 3-6.
The Pearadox 5414 Team taking a group picture with their Finalist award at the FIRST In Texas Greenville District Competition