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SEM Varsity FTC Robotics advances to Worlds!!


We hope you had a great spring break. Iron Reign definitely did. Iron Reign is SEM's varsity FTC robotics team. The team competed at the 12-State South Super Regional FTC Robotics Tournament in Georgia and earned the Rockwell Collins Innovate Award #2 and as a result, an invitation to the FTC Worlds Championship Tournament being held in Houston in mid April. We are the only FTC team from Dallas that gets to go.

The team would like to thank everyone who supported us this season. We couldn't have done it without your help! In particular we would like to thank school leadership, school staff (with a special shout out to Mr. Boykin), the DallasISD STEM department, the SEM PTSA, the parents of the team members for getting them to the endless meets, and everyone else who supported the team with effort and/or finances.

Now we just have to fund that trip. If you want to learn more about Iron Reign or wish to support our trip to the World Championship, please head over to the team website:   You may also make a donation to "Iron Reign" Robotics Team via our SEM PTSA website.

Left to right: Mr. Virani, Ms. Lux, Justin Bonsell, Tycho Virani, Evan Daane, Karina Lara, Christian Saldana, Charlotte Leakey, Ethan Helfman, Janavi Chadha, Abhijit Bhattaru, Kenna Tanaka, Austin Davis, Mr. Boykin

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Author: Cathy Lux   E-Mail: