GDOE high school students successfully compete in global robotics competition


Guam – A team of high school students from various schools just returned from successfully competing in a robotics competition in Mexico City, Mexico.

Last week they were honored during a ceremony at the GDOE headquarters.

Led by GDOE Career Pathyway Lead Dr. Leah Beth Naholowaa, the team brought home a couple of awards, including the Clara Barton award for helping hands. The team left last month for the first global competition. It’s also the first time for GDOE to participate in an international event in robotics.

GDOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez congratulated the team for their hard work and for bringing home some medals.

“Most importantly though you guys came back with a couple of awards. The one that we recognized you for is the Clara Barton award. You got third place in the helping hands category. So all of you know what that is, it basically recognizes the teams that, I don’t have the specific, but it’s basically those teams that are helping other teams that are willing to help their competitors, help their colleagues from around the world and to me that made me very proud because I think not just winning the competition and scoring the most points but representing our island and our island spirit,” said Fernandez.

The team is comprised of:

Avinash Dhanraj 10th grade, Okkodo High School (team captain)
Carissa Lazaga – 10th grade, Okkodo High School
Bazyll Garcia – 10th grade, Okkodo High School
Danny Morta -12 grade, Simon Sanchez High School
Adrian Tamnora- 10th grade, Simon Sanchez High School


Coach – Mr. Roderick Hidalgo – OHS
Mentors- Ms Marian Movida – Math Teacher SSHS
Jessica De Vera – Math Teacher -GWHS

Huge congratulations to our high school robotics team and a job well done!