Community Christian School’s first ever high school First Robotics Championship (FRC) team, Flare, competed in the 2014 Lone Star Regional Tournament April 4-6, in Houston, at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Team Flare, Rookie Team Number 5287, won the 2014 Lone Star Rookie Inspiration Award.

Team members included students and adults (mentors) who came together to learn and promote science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) education. Students gain designing, engineering, technology, and math skills when creating, programming, and building a robot to compete in a sport in an arena. This year’s sport was called Aerial Assist.

Team members used the team name “Flare” to promote Southeast Texas. Flare represents engineering, design, oil and chemical companies in Orange and Southeast Texas.

FRC Team Flare, 5287, gives special thanks to sponsors who made this dream come true.  Sponsors include: Texas Workforce Commission, Greater Texas Foundation, Above Signs And Glass, and Community Christian School.

With a Lone Star Rookie Inspiration award and valuable experience under their belt, Flare is looking forward to FRC’s 2015 challenge.


Pictured: Bottom row left to right: Marcus “MJ” Delarosa 9th gr., Coach Anna Delarosa Anderson, Marissa Gray 11th grade., Alayna Bergeron 11th grade., Christion Rivas 9th grade., 

Second row: Mentor Robert Anderson, Mentor Ledena Howard, Skylar Menard 10th grade., Nathan Rose 9th grade., Patrick Riley 9th grade., Josh Howard 9th gr.

Last row: Mentor Steve Howard, Justin Meaux 9th grade.

Not shown: Mentor Michael Breaux, Mechanical Engineer at Dupont; Mentor Steve Howard from Dupont, Mentor David Wagner from Community Christian School and Mentor Lorelei Jackson from Community Christian School.  Also not shown is a very important member of the team: FUEGO – the robot.