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Entry ID #: 2838
Created: Thu, Dec 1, 2016 2:15 PM

Team 9225C hails from a small town in Alabama: White Plains. Rebecca Johns, senior, programs and builds. Alexis Alvarez, senior, updates the engineering notebook on a daily basis and is the team scout. Rachel Wise, junior, builds. This is Rebecca and Alexis's second year, while Rachel is still in her first year.  Team 9225C was formed from when the girls split from​​ teams 9225A and 9225B. Boys from other teams had the habit of not taking the girl's ideas into any consideration, resulting in the split in January 2016, creating the first all-girl robotics team in the State of Alabama.  Team 9225C is the first robotics team to successfully lift another robot in the state of Alabama for the 2015-2016 season, as well as the only all-girls team from the state of Alabama to compete in the 2016 VEX Worlds Competition in Kentucky.  So far in the 2016-2017 season, our team has qualified for the VEX Alabama State Tournament. We are the tournament champions from the Bots at the Beach tournament in Gulf Shores, Alabama in Septemeber. As of right now, we are working on a defensive redesign of our original robot, which was a vertical chain lift with a net attached to the front to act as a block for stars and cubes. 


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This is the story from the first all-girl team from the state of Alabama and how we defied the odds of being told "no".