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Congratulations to Team DRIFT for an Amazing Participation in California and New York!

Friday, April 6, 2018

Team DRIFT participated in two FIRST Robotics Competitions: the Hudson Valley Regional in New York and the Silicon Valley Regional in California. The team brought back the competition’s most prestigious recognition for the second year in a row, this time won in Silicon Valley: the Chairman’s Award! This award also means that Team DRIFT will be advancing to the global championship in Houston, Texas from April 18th to 21st. We would like to congratulate the team once again for an outstanding participation in both competitions!


The Chairman’s Award honors the team that best embodies the goals and purpose of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and is a model for other teams to emulate. It represents the spirit of FIRST, encouraging more of today’s youth to become scientists, engineers and technologists.

Software Co-Captain Jaime R. won the Dean’s List Finalist Award at the Hudson Valley Regional in New York. This award is given to student leaders who have led their teams and communities to increased awareness for FIRST and its mission, as well as achieved personal technical expertise and accomplishment.

Team DRIFT mentor Mr. Pablo Herrera received the Woodie Flowers Finalist Award at the Hudson Valley Regional in New York. This is presented to an outstanding mentor in the robotics competition who best leads, inspires, teaches, and empowers their team using excellent communication skills. This award was also obtained last year by Mr. Angel Duran.

Thank You

We would like to thank students, staff, and sponsors for their efforts, dedication, and contributions to help Team DRIFT represent our school and country:

Thanks to our Team DRIFT Members:
Team DRIFT Captain:
Jean C.
Hardware Co-Captains: Nicolas L. and Andres G.
Marketing Co-Captains: Paola P., Jose A., and Cristina F.
Software Co-Captains:  Jose A. and Jaime R.

Hardware Team:
Andres S., Manuel G., Ricardo F., Maurizio H., Jaime R., Roberto H., Michel L., Jose A., Marco S., Marino G., Rodrigo B., Alejandro C.,  Juan Jose A., Rafael I., Camila S., Indigo K., Abdiana M., Cristian F., Antonio R., Jose S., Alexander G., Sebastian R., Tobias O., Jorge F., Cesar P., Luis Diego C.

Marketing Team:
Antonio R., Alexia C., Julio R., Rolando S., Sebastian G., Miguel U., Anabel M., Emilia C., Maria F., Susana O., Jose Maria A., Cristina F., Alejandro C. 

Software Team:
Maria M.,  Adolfo G., Gabriel S., Leonardo L., Luis G., Ian C., Carola M., Harold O., Francesca L., Manuel G.

Thanks to our Staff:
Angel Duran - Lead Mentor
Pablo Herrera - Second Lead Mentor and 2018 Woodie Flowers Finalist Award winner
Caonabo Aurelio Antonio - Hardware Mentor
Jabes Felix - Hardware Mentor
Ariel Pimentel - Hardware Mentor
Carlos Hidalgo - Marketing Mentor
Miguel Munoz - Software Mentor
Anneli Herrera - Chaperone

Thanks to our Sponsors:

The FIRST program inspires students to learn, explore and be passionate about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Our HS team inspires our younger students in our middle and elementary schools with demonstrations and presentations of the amazing work that they do.

Click here to learn more about our team's facts, competition videos, history, and stats.

We are very proud of Team DRIFT!