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  • Writer's pictureMenchie Kinao

Abra High gets Bronze in First World Robot Games Online Edition

Updated: Apr 23, 2021

Tabuk City, Kalinga- Abra High School Robotics and Innovation Teams, during the virtual award ceremony on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, won 6 Bronze Medals in the First World Robot Games Online Edition held from March 25 to April 15, 2021.

Said school presented two successful robots: Disinfection Channel innovated by Kenneth Seruno, Ma. Theresa Viste, Shefally Daime C. Valencia, and Hands-Free Hand Sanitation Station by Venice Balbin, David James Rayver Viado, Marc Dei Niel Bibes.

Each participant received a bronze medal. They recounted that their journey was not easy having encountered many challenges along the way.

“The team experienced lack of financial resources and support in the development po ng mga innovations. Knowing po other expenses aside from materials na kakailanganin sa project.

Sometimes, I sacrifice din po just to back-up the felt-need ng members na nangangailangan financially just for them na makasali lahat, and no one was left behind. I know naman na those sacrifices will be paid off,” says coach Jephunneh Gasmen in an interview.

The teams shared that seldom did they meet during their preparation due to community restrictions. Video and audio conferencing served as their channel to meet considering the pandemic.

“As a student of Abra High School, we managed to join competitions and built a machine or I can say device that can even aid the community, yet the pandemic did not stop us from building what is the best for us at this time. For the hard work that we applied and time we spent, it paid off for obtaining the bronze medal in world robot games online edition,” David James Rayver Viado said.

And the teams wish to extend their gratitude to those who helped them along their way.

“Big thanks sa mga parents/guardians ng team, for they willingly supported the team by means na meron sila, as well sa school principal namin na nag-shoulder sa registration fees po,” coach Jephunneh Gasmen said.

With their success, the students encourage those aspiring for similar feat ones not to give up.

“I just want to say to all individual out there who are interested in joining the robotics field, don’t be scared and try it! Don’t mind the people around you who make you give up, no matter what happens don’t be scared to join us and to complete the sentence… Robotics is fun and worth it!” Viado remarked.

They are also set and determined to join to the same competition and possible expansion next year if given the opportunity.


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