RHS Robotics Rocks Again

RHS Robotics Team GRRT traveled on Saturday, Oct 22 to TSJC and  took the 2016 BEST Robotics Championship themed “Bet the Farm”.  Sponsored through SoCo Best @ Trinidad State Junior College, the RHS Robotics Team GRRT was awarded:

A team from Raton, made up of 7th through 11th graders, dominated this year.  The Raton team took home first place trophies in four of the seven categories. Two teams qualified for the regional BEST competition to be held December 2 and 3 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  They are Raton and Manzanola.

BEST Awards (this is for the displays and notebooks showing the design methodology)

  • Raton
  • Manzanola
  • Trinidad Middle School

Game Awards (this is the performance part of the competition)

  • Raton
  • Primero
  • Branson
  • Trinidad Middle School

Creative DesignRaton

Most Robust Machine


Sportsmanship Award

Trinidad Middle School


Software Design and Simulation


Rookie Team Award

Monte Vista

Team Members are:
Noah Schoonover, Donavin Mendez, Brooke Fleming, Benjamin Sanchez, Jaden Martinez Rhianna Hopper, Baylor Walton, Ella Sanchez, Lauren Lucero, Zebadiah Medina, Lane Doyon,
and Riley Hopper
Coaches: Jo Ahlm and Elizabeth Wick

The team will be representing Raton and our Hub Southern Colorado BEST of TSJC at Regional Competition in Ft. Smith, Ark. again this year.

We would like to thank the support of the RHS administration, our mentors, teachers and especially parents.

We would like to thank and recognize our sponsors thus far: XTO as a Gold Level Sponsor, Alpine Lumber Company, Burns Do it Center, Tractor Supply Company and The Center for Sustainable Community

GRRT is working on a fundraising schedule, and although they have a treasury,  the team has grown larger.  They will need to ask our generous and supportive community for support in the next 3 weeks to help them continue our commitment to work our BEST and will be on KRTN’s “This, That and the Other” as soon as we have clear details.

2 comments on “RHS Robotics Rocks Again

  1. Laurie Bunker says:

    We are so proud of you guys! Keep up the good work.

  2. Dee/Tom Martinez says:

    Congratulations!! Job well done.. very proud of our young students…