Full Metal Jackets to host STEM Gals Robotics Competition and North Texas Tournament

(ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 1, 2019) In 2017, Team 1296 Full Metal Jackets traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the National Advocacy Conference. While in the nation’s capital, the team had the opportunity to meet with Representative John Ratcliffe. During the meeting, he expressed concern about a projected shortage of 1 million STEM (Science, Technology, […]

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 […]

Rockwall-Heath HS Black Hawk Robotics Place 2nd at the World Championships

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – May 22, 2019) The Black Hawk Robotics Team (FRC team 3310), from Rockwall-Heath High School, recently placed second at the FIRST World Championship in Houston where more than 400 teams from nine countries competed for the world title. “I am very proud of my students,” said Leslie Reese, coach for the Black Hawk […]

VEXIQ Elementary Female Robotics Team Wins Think Award at VEX World Championship

VEXIQ Elementary Female Robotics Team Wins Think Award at VEX World Championship

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 8, 2019) The VEXIQ elementary female Robotics team, VEXperts, won the Think Award at the VEX World Championship in Louisville, KY last week. The Think Award is presented to a team that has developed and effectively used quality programs as part of their strategy to solve the game challenge. Key criteria […]

Rockwall-Heath Robotics Wins Amarillo Regional

Rockwall-Heath Robotics Wins Amarillo Regional

(ROCKWALL, TX — March 28, 2019) The Black Hawk Robotics, FRC team 3310, competed at the FIRST Amarillo District where they won their eighth straight regular season event. The team was also honored with the Autonomous Award and lead coach Leslie Reese was recognized as Woodie Flowers Award nominee for her outstanding contribution as a […]

State of Texas Declares STEM Gals Day

State of Texas Declares STEM Gals Day

(ROCKWALL, TX — March 26, 2019) Team 1296, Full Metal Jackets, of Rockwall High School attended the STEM Advocacy Conference of Texas (SACOT) and were also recognized for their work for STEM Gals by state representatives. The SACOT event, held on Feb. 18, was attended by EVP of Public Relations Hannah Cowgill, VP of Robotic […]

Panther PRIDE Robotics Roars into State Competition

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 19, 2019) The Panther PRIDE Robotics competition team from Dorothy Smith Pullen Elementary School recently competed in the VEX IQ Challenge held in Greenville, Texas emerging victorious. The 6th grade team, comprised of Bronwyn Ferris and Grant Jordan, competed against other middle school teams in grades 6-8. The team won Robot Skills Champion, […]

Rockwall High School Robotics advocates for STEM funding in Washington, D.C.

(ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 3, 2018) Rockwall High School students from FRC Team 1296 the Full Metal Jackets recently attended the 2018 National Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C to advocate for STEM funding on Capitol Hill. The conference was attended by President Lauren Knoff, FIRST Alum Brandon Taylor, VP of Robotics Construction Joshua Sadler and team […]

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 robotics students earn Presidential Service award

Rockwall robotics students earn Presidential Service award

(ROCKWALL, TX — July 2, 2018) Full Metal Jacket students were recognized at Rockwall High School’s PTA meeting for earning the Presidential Service Award. RHS Principal Dr. Courtney Gober presented the awards to junior Hannah Cowgill and seniors Aaron Smith and Brandon Taylor. This is Cowgill’s first time to earn the award, and she volunteered […]