It’s a big weekend for Fort Worth’s high school girl group Dorkside.
“The name came up six years ago when we started the team and we were trying to decide if we wanted a Star Wars theme or a Harry Potter theme. said.
Giesecke is 17 years old and a senior at the Young Women’s Leadership Academy at Fort Worth ISD. She joined the robotics team in middle school and is leading her 9th grade through her 12th grade hopes of winning the state title at Belton this weekend.
Dork Side is the only all-girls team among the 72 teams vying for the UIL state championship. A regional win in February allowed them to win state and win their first robotics championship for a chance at the world title next month. They left Fort Worth on Thursday for a three-day competition.