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Tryouts Set for Dance and Robotics Teams

By Krista Chouang
Co-Editor | The Pacific Times

2023-24 Robotics Team members

Two of NP3 High’s competitive teams are set to hold tryouts for new members next week.

The Robotics teams finished their competition season on March 10 at the regional competition, where Team A and Team C made it to the round of 16 match. Team E won the Inspire Award, an award given to the team that inspired the judges with their approach to robotics.

By the end of the competition season, the team had won a total of 10 awards, the most awards won during one robotics competition season.

“I really enjoyed the memories my team and I made, and also the things that I learned along the way as a first year,” said Team E member Kaylee Chouang. “I felt really accomplished when we won the award because it made all of our challenges worth it. I’m excited to see the next game challenge and have a fresh start.”

The Robotics team is set to compete at their final tournament in Chico on Saturday, May 4.

2023-24 Dance Team

The Dance team went to nationals on March 22. They placed second in Championship Large Military, third in Championship Novelty and Dance/Drill, and seventh in Championship Medium Hip Hop out of 28 teams. After nationals, the dancers went to their annual Disneyland trip to celebrate the end of the competition season.

This season was the first time the Military routine placed as finalist.

The Dance Team and Robotics Team are holding tryouts during the week of April 29.

The Dance Team meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and occasionally weekends and during the summer. Auditions will be held in the gym from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, from 2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, and 4 p.m. to an undetermined time on Friday. Those auditioning are encouraged to bring water, athletic wear, dance or tennis shoes, and to pull back long hair. The Google classroom code is rwselk4. Questions can be emailed to coach Laura Sieglitz at [email protected], coach Dakota Sieglitz at [email protected], or any current or former dance team members.

The Robotics Team meets Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and occasionally during breaks. Tryouts will be held after school in robotics advisor Kim Knestrick’s classroom (F-3) from Wednesday, May 1, to Friday, May 3. More details will release soon.

No experience is required to try out for either team.

2023-24 Mock Trial Team Sets School Record

2023-24 Mock Trial Team

The Mock Trial team competed in the final round of competition at the Robert T. Matsui Federal Courthouse on Feb. 16. They placed second, the closest the Mock Trial team has been to first place in NP3 history.

During the final round, members with exceptional performances were given awards. Team Captain Chloe Durham received the Top Trial Attorney award and the MVP award, senior Pahel Tandel received the Top Pretrial Attorney Award, junior Rumana Dhakal and senior Tanjot Gill received the Top Witness Awards, and sophomore Estefani Esther Galvez won the Top Bailiff Award.

Recruitment for the 2024-25 Mock Trial Team will start when school resumes in the fall.

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