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Saturday, May 25, 2019


Robotics Teams Scrimmage at SUNY Sullivan

By: Contributed Photo
The Fallsburg Girl Powered Team: front row left to right Dawn Ruhren, Ava Anderman, Natalie Pazona; back row left to right Jasmine Johnson, Neema Darboe, and Gabby Pantel.
FALLSBURG - Fallsburg Jr/Sr High School Robotics Team co-hosted a scrimmage with SUNY Sullivan at the college Student Union on November 10. Six teams from other neighboring school districts joined six teams from Fallsburg, including three from junior high, two from the high school, and one team called Girl Powered from the high school.
The competition was well attended by parents, siblings and friends of the combatants. The Harvey School from Katonah had three solid teams; Wallkill had a team; and Esopus fielded a newly organized group from The Mount Academy. Since everything about the event was brand new to the coach and students from The Mount Academy, Don Thomas, Fallsburg's Coach and organizer of the scrimmage along with SUNY Sullivan's Interim Director of S.T.
E.M. and Nursings Dr. Cynthia Marcello, explained the details and introduced other veteran coaches to assist the new team.
Everyone came away from the event with newly honed skills and the thrill of competing. Many of the teams will be back to the college Field House for the Third Annual Catskill New Bot Battle on Saturday, December 15.
If you are interested in volunteering or sponsoring this exciting competition, please contact Mr. Don Thomas at 845-434-6800 or by email

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