SHS GOLD! Robotics team wins back-to-back state championships
February 6, 2024 – The title of STATE CHAMPIONS remains as prestigious as ever, and SHS GOLD! Robotics proudly adds it once again to their list of accolades! For the second consecutive year, team SHS GOLD! has emerged victorious in the State Robotics competition.
Coach, educator, and mentor Vic Miller attributes this remarkable achievement to the exceptional work ethic exhibited by the students. He remarked, "These students possess remarkable dedication, consistently impressing me with their unparalleled work ethic and the remarkable successes they achieve."
According to the University Interscholastic League (UIL), the inception of UIL Robotics occurred as a pilot program during the 2015-2016 school year. Following three prosperous years as a pilot initiative, Robotics attained official recognition as a UIL contest, commencing with the 2018-2019 academic year.
The Silsbee High School Robotics Program begins its journey with students in the 9th grade. This early immersion in hands-on learning provides Robotics Teacher Vic Miller with ample time to instruct, nurture, and motivate students towards their goals. SHS Robotics forms an integral part of the SHS Engineering Pathway within the Career and Technical Education (CTE) curriculum.
If you thought this competition seasons ends here, think again. Later this month, SHS GOLD! will hit the competition stage once again, this time, vying for a spot at Worlds. The regional World qualifier tournament is on February 24, 2024.