Guam robotics team places 5th in the competition and 3rd in the ranked playoffs in Dubai

ROBOTICS: A Guam robotics team came in fifth in the FIRST Global Challenge and third in the ranked playoffs in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. More than 1,500 students ages 14-18 from 191 countries participated in the competition from Oct. 24 to 27. The team includes home-schooled and Guam Department of Education students from Okkodo, Simon Sanchez, George Washington and Tiyan high schools. The team members are: Bazyll Garcia, Lexis Sablan, Danny Morta, Benjamin Kim, Avinash Dhanraj, Daniel Iriarte, Lord Mabalot, Darryl Mercado, Ely John Catalan, team coach Roderick Hidalgo, and team mentor Leah Beth O. Naholowaa. Photo courtesy of Avinash “Avi” Dhanraj