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Eubanks Team Takes First Place at Robotics Competition

Jan 25, 2016 08:01AM ● By Audrey Sellers

Inventions team Brett Belleville and Eri Pilon

Three teams from Eubanks Intermediate School competed at the annual TCEA Robotics competition in Alvarado on January 16. Two teams competed in the arena, and one team competed in the inventions category.

The inventions team, Brett Belleville and Eri Pilon, won first place and will advance to State in New Braunfels on April 30. They presented their Helping Hand, a robotic hand used to help those who have lost use of one of their lower arms either to amputation, injury or birth defect complete everyday tasks.

Both arena teams were strong contenders against 100 plus other teams from the region. They changed their programs at the last minute to accommodate a surprise mat change just prior to competition and scored very high.

This is the first year the Eubanks Intermediate School Robotics teams have competed, and they have already proven out of the gate to be a force to be reckoned with.

Eubanks Digital Dragons

Inventions Team:   

Brett Belleville 

Eri Pilon

Arena Teams:  

Digital Dragons 1: 

Gael Preisser

Elizabeth Fong

Bryant Hargreves                               

Digital Dragons 2:  

Jacob Freeman

Kyle Midkiff

Grant Doby


Mrs. Beatrice Price

Mr. Christopher Sayen