Coach/CHS Biology Instructor Dr. Roslyn March-Amegadzie, Senior Class Vice President Donte Johnson, Senior Willie Mallory III, and Senior Shamour Young
On Thursday, October 15, 2015, the Chester High School Robotics Team was honored for their work this past spring at the Chester Upland School District’s school board meeting at the administration building. On April 25, 2015, the Chester High School Robotics Team, known as the “Chester Orcas” participated in their second consecutive Sea Perch competition. With the help of their Mentor/WHOI Research Scientist Dr. Richard Camilli and Coach/CHS Biology Instructor Dr. Roslyn March-Amegadzie, they created a Sea Perch that was surely going to bring them some attention this year. The Sea Perch was said to have been “faster, swifter, and easier to control this year” by one Orca. With 44 schools in this year’s competition, the Chester Orcas ranked #15.
The Orcas have participated in the Greater SeaPerch Challenge several times during the past ten years that the competition has taken place. This year’s team members are Donte Johnson, Willie Mallory III, Mohammed Ragaa, Emmanuel Rodriguez, Jessica Vega, and Shamour Young with Roslyn March-Amegadzie as the coach.
The goal of the seaperch challenge is to give students an overall experience in the engineering process and to increase interest in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and robotics. The Chester High School Robotics Team participated in the pool performance challenge, the notebook challenge, and the poster presentation challenge. Forty-four schools entered the competition. Overall, using scores from the three challenges, Chester High School’s robotic team was ranked #15.http://msbeecusd.blogspot.com/2015/05/chester-high-school-robotics-team-in.html