District teams participated in the Mars Rover Celebration January 31, at University of Houston. Mars Rover was open to all elementary and junior high schools throughout the greater Houston metroplex. FISD teams won first, second, fourth and fifth places at the event
Windsong Intermediate’s Prosperity rover took first place honors. This all-girl team was made up of Shriya Alli, Nickie Hansen and Audrey Nguyen. They also received the highest score in all the first place winners so they received an additional award of a “Curiosity” Rover LEGO set that is not yet available to the public. Astronaut Bonnie Dunbar was the presenter of the awards.
Bales Intermediate took place second, fourth and fifth with their rovers. RAM Team members Kai Todd, Sam Dunphy-Miller, and David Goolsby won second place.
FLOW Team won fourth place with Maddie Davis, Julia Stewart, and Elise Whittenburg.
IMAGINATION Team won fifth place with members Ryan Flick, Sean Chisholm, and Bishop Hilton.
Ann Moetteli and Judy True are FISD rover coaches.