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CSDR Drone Team shows strong in national competition

Students celebrate two trophies in Texas competition with a campus parade.

California School for the Deaf (CSDR) students had an excellent showing in the National Deaf Aerial Drone Tournament, taking home first and second-place positions in the recent competition at the Texas School for the Deaf in Austin.

The competition, held over the weekend of March 2, tasked the students with completing four challenging missions: teamwork, autonomous flight, pilot skills, and communications. They displayed remarkable talent and determination in completing the missions, representing their school, and bringing two trophies back to Riverside.

The CSDR Drone Team’s achievements were celebrated with an on-campus parade on Monday, March 4, with the whole school present to celebrate their hard work and dedication.

“Both Riverside teams were in the championship match, winning 1st and 2nd places,” advisor Brandon Bowdidge said during the parade. “We brought home the trophies and the banners! I am proud of all the team members... they showed what Riverside is all about!”