Mechanical Bulls Remain Strong at Local Comp

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The district’s robotics team, the Mechanical Bulls, participated in the FIRST Long Island Regional at Hofstra University from March 28-30. 

Using their team-member-designed scouting software, the team strategized and drove their robot with near perfection for the duration of competition. Competing against 48 local and international teams, Smithtown finished the qualifying rounds in fifth-place overall. The competition included robotics teams from Long Island, New York State, China, Brazil, Norway and Turkey. 

The Mechanical Bulls finished the competition by making it into the quarter final round. Team mentor Brian Costello won the Woodie Flowers Finalist Award. This award is presented to one outstanding mentor in the robotics competition who best leads, inspires, teaches and empowers their team using excellent communication skills. The Mechanical Bulls were also awarded the Gracious Professionalism Award. This award celebrates outstanding demonstration of FIRST core values both on and off the playing field.