27 Feb 2013 Rookie Team Rules Regionals
Debbie Cox is no stranger to receiving recognition for her robotics teams. Some of her former students appeared in a WILL I. AM video and stood hand in hand with President Obama at the White House Science Fair. So you can imagine her disappointment when she discovered last August that few of her new science students were participating with the Independence School District’s high school robotics team.
Cox was new to the Independence School District and Van Horn High School, but it took her no time to observe students in her chemistry labs who had a propensity for science and math. What they didn’t have was regular transportation across town to the other Independence high schools, Truman and William Chrisman, where the well-established FIRST Robotics Team, FBI, met and practiced.