On May 18, 2019, the Quileute Tribal School sent the SeaWolf Solutions Team to compete at the 3rd Annual ROV Competition in Forks, Washington. The team consisted of Chenoa Black (CEO), Kevin Ryan (Systems Engineer), Ruby Sheriff (Publications director), and Gabe Johnson (Data analyst, and CFO). The first ROV team was formed 3 years ago with John Dailey, and Kevin Ryan Competing at the Scout Level. The current team has remained the same for two years.
The SeaWolf Solutions Team took the 3rd place trophy. In addition, they received the Best Communicator Award, which is the company with the best teamwork. Their teacher and mentor, Alice Ryan, received the coveted Mentor of the Year Award.
An ROV is a Remotely Operated Vehicle. Teams design and build their own ROVs to compete in underwater tasks. The tasks change each year so teams are faced with new challenges and must alter their ROVs design and capabilities.
Students will be competing in the ROV competition again in the 2019-20 school year and the SeaWolf Solutions Team will be mentoring newer teams. They are all excited about competing in the future.