South Boston Students Advance in Robotics Competition

Daniel Murtagh and Chase Thomas of South Boston, seniors at Boston College High School, and two of the 39 members of BC High’s Robotics team, Schrödinger’s Cat, had an excellent season-opening competition at the Granite State District Event in New Hampshire on March 1-2.

Under the leadership of Team Captain Chase Thomas ’19 and Drive Coach Jack Duggan ’19, their robot was driven (literally) to huge success by the drive team of Praveen Kalva ’21 and Avery Jennings ’21, and “human players” Colman Gillis ’19, Jason Murray ’19, Rohan Joshi ’20, Charlie Jacobson ’21.

After 12 qualifying matches, Schrodinger’s Cat ranked #9 out of the 36 competing teams and advanced to afternoon playoffs as the Captain of the #6 Alliance team.  The team is currently ranked 16th overall in the New England District. The team will compete next at the North Shore District Event held at Reading High School on March 16-17.