Crescent Elementary Robotics Team Cougar Bots Wins Design Award at Regional Competition

Orange, CA – February 19, 2019- Orange, CA – Orange Unified is proud to announce that Crescent Elementary Robotics Team B, Crescent Cougar Bots, has won the Design Award at the Robolinks San Diego Southern California Regional 3 competition last weekend. The Design Award is for the most effective and efficient Robot design process as explained in the Engineering Notebook and in the Judge's interview process.  

Coached by Crescent teacher Jennie Bond, Team 15B Crescent Cougar Bots includes students Tanish Basu, Sophia Gerges, Niyati Godha, Anish Kalluri, Riley Markley, Ellie Nguyen, and Aidan Sullivan.

"We appreciate the hard work and dedication of our Teacher Advisor Mrs. Bond as well as the time contributed by our parent volunteers to support our students so they can do their best," stated Principal Shelé Tamaki.   "Our strong Robotics program demonstrates 21st century learning to increase and strengthen student interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education while preparing our students to be college and career ready.”

The Cougar Bots and fellow team Scoring Machines both recently qualified to compete at the upcoming 2019 California VEX IQ Elementary School State Championship.

Crescent Robotics Team



The Orange Unified School District educates approximately 28,000 K-12 grade students in the Cities of Orange, Villa Park, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and unincorporated county areas.  In partnership with our community, we provide a safe, equitable, and innovative culture of learning for each scholar to have a competitive EDGE as a leader.