Tyler elementary school robotics team competes for World Champion title

Published: Jan. 12, 2023 at 12:53 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 12, 2023 at 6:29 PM CST
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Douglas Elementary School Wildcat Robotics Team competed in the world championship title in the Junior Coderz League.

The wildcats came up short against a team in Singapore Thursday morning.

The elite group of six students previously won the central U.S.A region championship in December, advancing them to the world finals.

We spoke to the team Captain Angelica Rodriguez who is in the fifth grade. This is her second year on the Robotics team.

KLTV 7's Kristine Guevara spoke to the Douglas Elementary School Wildcat Robotics team captain, Angelica Rodriguez.

Regardless of the loss, Robotics team sponsor Catherine Lengua says she’s proud of the team and everything they have accomplished.

“To see these kids achieve high levels of coding, which included language and math is just you know, I can see these kids becoming you know future roboticists, computer programmers, developing technologies that we haven’t even imagined yet.”

This is the first time the Wildcat Robotics team made it to the World competition.