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Sonoran Trails Robotic Team wins Innovate Award


PHOENIX – The Sonoran Trails Middle School Robotics Club, located in the Cave Creek Unified School District, competed in the Good Year Qualifying Tournament. Although they faced some mechanical difficulties and a broken fuse, the team had an awesome time and gained great experience at the qualifying tournament.

On Feb.13, Club sponsors, Ms. Fauss and Mr. Colores, received a call from Arizona FIRST Tech Challenge (AZ FTC) and was told that the STMS Robotics Team won the “Innovate Award” and will be moving forward to the State Tournament, Feb. 25, at Northern Arizona University.

Principal Bill Dolezal said, “We could not be more proud of our STMS Robotics Team – in only their second year of competition, to come away with the “Innovate” award and be invited to compete in states as a middle school team speaks to the students’ and advisors’ hard work and ingenuity. Congratulations and good luck to Ms. Fauss, Mr. Colores and to all the STMS Robotics members.”

Sonoran Trails Middle School is an A+ School of Excellence offering its students the choice of World Languages (Chinese, French or Spanish) taught as a core subject, a Sci-Tech Action Lab, Award winning clubs, and sports.