The Kaufman High School robotics team celebrates their achievement at the UIL state contest alongside their robot. Top row from left to right: Angel Villa, Cody Hunter, Gabriela Trevino, Brayan Martinez. Middle row from left to right: Mr. Bucholtz (sponsor), Christian Pedraza, Kayla Watson, Brigit Wolstencroft (sponsor). Bottom row from left to right: Emily Valadez, Amanda Hasbell, Elizabeth Monzingo, Elly Bacus.


The BEST Robotics/UIL State and Regional championships were held Dec. 2 through Dec. 4 at the Comerica Center in Frisco. The Kaufman High School robotics team was one of the 74 competing teams.

The teams in attendance were from Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas, and Texas.

The results for KHS are as follows:

First place team video (Thank you SMAT)

First place booth design and construction

First place sportsmanship (voted by other teams)

First place founders award for creative design

UIL State runner-up small school division overall

Second place in the state

Third or second place in the UIL robot division (results being reviewed)

#3 or #2 in the state

“Thank you, teachers, administrators, and staff who have supported the robotics program,” said Mr. Bucholtz, robotics sponsor. “Parents, thank you for sharing your kids!”

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