Rockwall High Robotics Advocates for STEM Funding in Washington, DC

Rockwall High Robotics Advocates for STEM Funding in Washington, DC

(ROCKWALL, TX – Aug. 21, 2019) Rockwall High School students from FRC Team 1296, the Full Metal Jackets, recently attended the 2019 FIRST National Advocacy Conference in Washington D.C. to advocate for STEM funding. The conference was attended by over 65 teams from 22 states, and four of those teams were from Texas. The team was […]

Full Metal Jackets help spread goodness with Project PB&J

(ROCKWALL, TX – July 24, 2019) On July 16th, 2019, FRC Team 1296, Full Metal Jackets, were invited to Which Wich headquarters in downtown Dallas to help them with one of Which Wich’s initiatives, Project PB&J, which works to provide PB&J sandwiches to those in need. When you purchase a PB&J sandwich from any Which Wich, […]

Rockwall High Robotics Visits Washington D.C.

Rockwall High Robotics Visits Washington D.C.

(ROCKWALL, TX — July 15, 2019) Rockwall High School students from FRC Team 1296, the Full Metal Jackets, recently attended the 2019 FIRST National Advocacy Conference in Washington D.C. to advocate for STEM funding (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) on Capitol Hill. The conference was attended by EVP of Public Relations Eva Kay Stewart, EVP […]

Drive 4 UR School Event to Benefit Rockwall High School Robotics

Drive 4 UR School Event to Benefit Rockwall High School Robotics

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 3, 2019) Take a spin in a new Rockwall Ford vehicle at the Wilkerson Sanders Stadium on Saturday, May 4, from 8am-2pm. For every test-drive take, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to the award-winning RHS Robotics team (Full Metal Jackets) up to $6,000. The team is also known for giving […]

FIRST Lego League Jr Team Wins Honors

FIRST Lego League Jr Team Wins Honors

(ROCKWALL, TX — March 25, 2019) Austin Taylor (freshman) a student on Rockwall High School Robotics team, Full Metal Jackets, created the the 1st FIRST Lego League Jr. (FLL Jr.) team in Rockwall County. Austin researched what it would take to start the team: costs, Lego kits needed, how many students, age range, and coming […]

Rockwall High School Robotics Wraps Gifts for Rainbow Room

Rockwall High School Robotics Wraps Gifts for Rainbow Room

(ROCKWALL, TX — December 12, 2018) The Rainbow Room in Rockwall works with the Department of Family Protection Services, to provide essential items and gifts to children in need. During the holiday season, children in their care create a Christmas wish list. Community members select a child’s wishlist, shop for the child and donate gifts […]

Full Metal Jacket students recognized for earning Presidential Service Award

(ROCKWALL ISD, TX – July 5, 2018) Full Metal Jacket students were recently recognized for earning the Presidential Service Award at a Rockwall High School’s PTA meeting. Hannah Cowgill is a junior and this is her first time to earn the award. She volunteered over 200 hours to earn the Gold Level. Aaron Smith is a senior […]

Rockwall High School Robotics advances to Einstein

Rockwall High School Robotics advances to Einstein

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 30, 2018) The Rockwall High School Robotics Team 1296, known as the Full Metal Jackets, attended the FIRST Robotics Competition World Championship in Houston from April 18 – April 21. The team ranked 45th in the Turing Division, but was selected as first pick for the 8th alliance. After beating the […]

Rockwall Robotics advances to FIRST Worlds Championship

Rockwall Robotics advances to FIRST Worlds Championship

(ROCKWALL, TX — March 12, 2018) The Rockwall HS Robotics team, the Full Metal Jackets, recently competed at the FIRST Dallas Regional Championship at the Irving Convention Center. The team competed against 60 teams from Texas, Oklahoma and Brazil.  The team advanced to the quarterfinals of the robot competition portion of the event. They also […]

Rockwall High School robotics team student officers attend National Advocacy Conference

Rockwall High School robotics team student officers attend National Advocacy Conference

(ROCKWALL, TX — January 15, 2018) Student officers of the Rockwall High School robotics team, the Full Metal Jackets, recently flew to Washington, DC to attend the 2017 FIRST National Advocacy Conference (NAC). Only 40 teams from around the World attended the conference and these four students were the only ones from Texas. The student officers are […]