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theview Page 10 .com May 2017 arlington middle AMS STEM ROBOTICS Team Places at Competition AMS Orchestra students celebrate with their well-deserved trophies at Music in the Parks. Submitted Photo. Grand Champions over the AMS Receives High Honors at the Music in the Parks Festival The Arlington Middle School music students and faculty triumphed this weekend at the Cincinnati Music in the Parks, taking first place in every category. Over 200 6th through 8th graders from AMS performed as the Honor Chorus, 7th Grade Strings, 8th Grade Strings, Jazz Band, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band; each group winning first place in their division. Mrs. Price and the 8th Grade Strings were the 8 orchestras with the high score of 96.3. The 7th Grade Strings received first place in the 2nd Orchestra Division, and tied the overall runner up with a score of 95.5. Mr. Foster and the Symphonic Band were the Grand Champions over the 13 bands with the high score of 98.3. The Concert Band received first place in the 2nd Band Division. The Jazz Band also received first place in the Jazz Division with 7th grader Colin McCormack receiving the best individual soloist award for his improvised solo in St. Thomas by Sonny Rollins. Mr. Ivey and the Honor Chorus faced the stiffest competition with 23 choirs, including three high school groups. Nevertheless, they were the Choir Grand Champions with the high score of 97. After competing, all the performing groups enjoyed a clear, sunny afternoon in the Kings Island theme park riding rollercoasters The AMS STEM Robotics Team entered three teams in the 4th annual Memphis Mindstorms competition on Saturday, May 6. Each Team had to present a poster and run their robot through a specified course. Team Red came extremely close to winning. They lost the championship by only three-tenths of a point. This team did, however, win the Technology Award for great programming. Team White’s robot was great, but they came up just a bit short. Team Blue won third place overall. Team White: Eli Palmer (programmer), Corbin Mayfield, James Jerden, Nathan Kerlin, Brady Evans, Carlos Medina Guiterrez (programmer) Team Red: Alyssa Covaruubias, Meghan Dupre, Madison Dupre, Nathan Richards (programmer), Ayaan Riaz (programmer), Colin McCormack Team Blue: Hamza Ranjha (programmer), Joyce Ma (programmer), Shachi Shyam, Brenna Kelly, Alyssa Torian, Hudson Brown, Brandon Kelly