The Robotics Department at Natchitoches Jr. High, led by Jermaine Thomas, is on the ride for continuous improvement and growth. Last week, the students were given a project as part of a major class assignment.
“I decided to spruce the assignment up a little and throw in a few rewards to motivate the students and encourage participation,” said Thomas.
The students were assigned a certain type of robot and were instructed to create a poster on that robot. Some of the things included in the poster project was the inventor, date invented, where the robot is used, and what it is used for. Creativity, photos, and neatness were a Factor in grading as well.
The students worked hard for 5 consecutive days in class on the project. Rewards were given in the following manner…
1st Place: $25 cash, a $25 Dairy Queen gift card, and (20) school legacy bucks.
2nd Place: $20 cash, a $20 Dairy Queen gift card, and (15) school legacy bucks.
3rd Place: $15 cash, a $15 Dairy Queen gift card, and (10) school legacy bucks.
Instead of judging the posters himself, Thomas formed a committee to come in and judge them that included Robert Carnline, Charlotte Collins, Velverlon Holden, Tiffany Allen, Dustin Dauzat, Kristi Henderson, Candace Grayson, Jacqueline Rainwater, and Daniel Rocket.
Thomas said he didn’t want any part of the judging process being that he is the instructor of the class.
The following students were awarded:
1st Place: Trilogy Mitchell
2nd Place: Kaden Redford
3rs Place: Jason Joe
NJH Robotics Team will attend the Annual Robotics Competition at NSU on Nov. 29 and a few other competitions this year as well.