April 23, 2012
Contact: Bonnie Reidy
Chief Communications Officer
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Gastonia, N.C. - Catawba Heights Elementary School's robotics team, the Berry Bots, won the western regional championship held Saturday in Hickory. The students competed against 37 other elementary and middle schools to claim regional honors.
Catawba Heights school counselor Page Medlin, and Stacy Zannis, fourth grade teacher, served as coaches for the team. Team members are listed below.
- Shaylynn Adams
- Melody Dennison
- Matthew O'Dell
- Denzil Xavier
- Sam Green
- Jessica Medlin
- Thomas Paluszak
- LeAnn Trinh
Superintendent L. Reeves McGlohon said, "This is an outstanding accomplishment. We are extremely proud of Catawba Heights and all Gaston County Schools teams that competed this weekend."
Other Gaston County Schools winners were:
- The Bot Masters from Pinewood Elementary. First place for Teamwork.
- The Robo Roar from Tryon Elementary. First place for Robot Performance.
- The Robo Masters from H.H. Beam Elementary. Second place for Teamwork.