B-P’s FIRST Tech Challenge robotics team, the Nut Jobs, treated students at B-P Elementary School to an end-of-the-year show, featuring their award-winning robot named RG (“Random Generator”)!
In what was a challenging year, the Nut Jobs were able to compete in four tournaments this season including the Excelsior Regional Championship. The team placed eighth at the regional tournament, which was as far as they could advance because this year’s World Championships were cancelled.
This past season, the team came home with two 6th place overall tournament wins, along with two 3rd place “Inspire” awards and two first place “Motivate” awards.
Nut Jobs team members for the 2020-2021 school year included Robert Hernandez, Andy Simonds, Joe Simonds, Emily Mickan, Felix Spilken, and Ben McNair. The team is coached by B-P first grade teacher Jill Becker and B-P board of education member Rob Becker.