The JECA Robo-Raptors, as they like to be called, are a first year effort by Judson Early College Academy in the field of Robotics competition. They recently participated in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) in what is called the Apollo South League. The Robo-Raptors were one of six teams that advanced to the Alamo FTC Regional Championships that will be held at the Valero Corporate Headquarters February 20th and 21st. The JECA team floored the judges with their team interview and won the Best Design Award as well as ending up as finalists in almost every other category. Overall, the Robo-Raptors finished in 2nd place in points...more than enough to move on to the next step...Good Luck!!
Signing day is a big event for a number of student athletes...even those who recently graduated and started their college playing days at the junior college level. Below are some that have caught the eyes of bigger programs. We wanted to give you a follow up look at some of these recent moves.
Andre Wilson (Judson HS class of 2014 on far left) will go from Trinity Valley to University of Alabama-Birmingham
Justin Johnson (Judson HS class of 2014) from Blinn College to Sam Houston State University
Abdul Beecham (Judson HS class of 2015) from Blinn College to Kansas State University
Winners Mason and Dylan
There were some great projects that came out of the JISD Elementary Science Fair recently. Olympia Elementary had 14 students from 3rd and 5th grades that entered the competition on their own decision and they came up with some creative and thought provoking ideas. They had three trophy winners with the rest receiving district medals. Congratulations.
The Judson High School Varsity Winter Guard is a top notch group that has high expectations. If you don't know what a Winter Guard group is, it's basically a color guard team that performs indoors. It's a performance of precision team work and the Rocket team just got back from the Winter Guard International Houston Regional at Hightower High School and placed 2nd in the overall competition. The next step is prepping for the Winter Guard International World Championships in Dayton Ohio in April. Judson is currently ranked 1st in the nation among all groups attending this next contest. Good luck everyone!!
2,500 Special Olympic athletes recently gathered in Austin from across the state to compete in the 2016 Winter Games/Bowling Competition. 41 Judson ISD ThunderRockets hit the bowling alleys and showed some great skill and perserverence in knocking down those pins. JISD's team walked away with a dozen Gold Medals, nine Silver and five Bronze. The rest of the team played very well and ended up placing too. With an event featuring 2,000 volunteers and some 5,000 spectators you know this was a big event and our kids did very well. Way to go team!!