SEE VIDEO: Perillo welcomes state champion Perry Hill Dominators robotics team to the Capitol

State Rep. Jason Perillo of Shelton welcomed the champion Perry Hill Dominators sixth grade robotics team to the state Capitol and introduced them on the floor of the House of Representatives.

The team, also known by the acronym of the Ph.D.’s, won the state championship at the Connecticut First Lego League (FLL) in December.

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Click below to view a video of state Rep. Jason Perillo introducing the Dominators to the state House of Representatives:


“They’ve been exercising their mental muscles,” Perillo said when introducing the team members to his fellow legislators in the House chamber.

The team will travel to California in May to participate in the FLL North American Open Championship, where they will compete against 70 other teams from across the United States, Mexico and Canada.

Team members

Members of the Perry Hill Dominators are:

Jake Daxner

Justin Gidwani

Siddarth Jain

Keegan McDonough

Amelia Nankervis

David Niski

Megan Pereira

Ian Pleasant

Anish Rajamanickam

Anayna Yadav