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on Apr 26, 2011
Congratulations! Good news like this is wonderful to read. I wish all team members' names were mentioned, though, since there are only 7 of them and all so deserving to read their names in the paper. Even the photo didn't call out their names. Nice of the dad to be quoted so much, but the kids...pay attention to our bright Mountain View kids, coming out of the Mountain View public school system, and making ours a better city with so much to be proud of. Hooray to all of you, and best of luck. Go Green MacHHHHine!!!
Exactly my thoughts, I would have liked to see all 7 names listed. Congratulations to the team!
Congratulations Green MacHHHHine! I, too, would like to have seen all of the boys' names printed in this article. They deserved at least that much. But, sadly, once again Mr. Veronin has reported at less than top form. Hopefully our comments will help him to do a more thorough job of reporting in the future.
wow that IS odd to omit the names of the team members and focus on just one family when there are several other students and families involved here.
don't newspapers nearly always identify the people in the photos? and it would be so easy to get a group shot of the entire team.
better writing and editing please.
I'm Robbie from the Green MacHHHHine team. First, I'd like to say thank you to the readers who commented and wished us well. We appreciate your comments. We did do very well at the competition:
We won the divisional Excellence award
We seeded tenth in our division (of 104 teams)
We placed sixth in the world in the programming skills challenge
I'd also like to say thank you to Mr. Veronin for taking the time to interview us and write this article. We were very happy to have him do so. It turned out that Mr. Veronin talked to us just a day or so before we left for the championships. Because we were in in the process of packing and getting ready to travel, Mr. Veronin was only able to interview us via the phone. He wasn't able to connect with all our team nor our mentors. We provided the picture, so I would be happy to list the team members pictured:
(from left to right) Robbie Kalb, Eric Beckmann, Timmy Beckmann, Jack Marquez
I'd also like to mention that Kira Bacsi, another MVHS student, created and handles our team website for us (www.greenmachhhhine.com). Thanks very much in your interest in our team!
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