Eagles Soar High, Earn Bid to International Underwater Robotics Competition Buddy Taylor Middle SeaPerch Teams Sweep Greater Jacksonville Competition

SeaPerch Champs

Buddy Taylor Middle School Underwater Robotics Win, Press Release Below:

Buddy Taylor Middle School (BTMS) students Nathan Cabrera and Sophia Costa have earned bids to compete at the International SeaPerch Competition at the University of Maryland at the end of May.

Thanks to the performance of the Eagle SeaPerch teams at the Greater Jacksonville
SeaPerch Competition this past weekend, BTMS swept the top three spots at the regional underwater robotics event. Cabrera and Costa took home top honors, while their classmates Bradley Roe, Luke Chrzanowski and Lucas Strunk took home runner-up honors. BTMS students Gabriella Burkhalter and Christopher Jones placed third at the First Coast event.

SeaPerch is a program designed to teach students how to construct Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) to work underwater. SeaPerch introduces students to basic engineering, design and science concepts involving robotics. As a fun hands-on project, SeaPerch engages students and fosters key 21st century skills including critical thinking, collaboration and creativity. BTMS instructor Tracy Jones is the advisor of the school’s SeaPerch program.

By Krys DeWind

Krys DeWind has been a Flagler County resident since 2016. She is active in her community and is always looking for ways to better it. She has a community first attitude which is one of the central founding ideals of the Flagler County Buzz.

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