Arizona West FIRST Robotics Regional


North, Bioscience and Betty Fairfax were among the 43 robotics teams that competed in the Arizona West FIRST Robotics Regional last weekend at Grand Canyon University.  After the first day of competition, North was ranked 3rd and Bioscience was 7th.  In a rare occurrence, those two PUHSD schools were randomly selected to be part of a three-team alliance, with a Las Vegas team that won the week before with Carl Hayden. That threesome won the match.   North advanced to the playoffs with a 7-5 record in qualifying matches, and finished 14th overall.   Bioscience was 26th with a 5-7 mark, and Betty Fairfax, in their first competition of the year was 5-6, finishing 34th.

Bioscience’s Edwin Lozano, a sophomore, won the Dean’s List Award and will be going to the World Championships in St. Louis to compete at the next level.  His sister,  Laura Lozano, a freshman, won the Safety Star of the Day, Friday, and the Dragons earned Hard Hat pins given by the safety advisors to three teams at each regional for their demonstration of safety.  Bioscience also won the Team Spirit Award.