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John Reed Coach of 3 FTC Del Rio Middle School Teams

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On the AlamoFIRST Show we are highlighting the folks who are making things happen in the world of FIRST Robotics.

On today's show I am chatting with John Reed who is a middle school teacher in Del Rio and the coach for 3 FTC robotics teams.  FTC competition is relatively new to Del Rio. They began competition last season with one team which quickly grew to three teams this season. 

Team 5936 - Robo Squad

Team 7694 - Nerd-Vana

Team 7695 - Dia De Los Robots

John shares the story of robotics in Del Rio, TX from inception to the rapid growth of community support for the robotics program. He also shares the role that parents, mentors, sponsors and administrators play in developing and maintaining a growing robotics program.

The team video which won the Promote Award at the FTC Championship can be found here:

http://youtu.be/Q3_TsMjFQ6E

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