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Robotics team qualifies for their first VRC World Championship

During Robotics Club, sophomores David Meisinger and Rick Biswas build a robot that they competed with in local competitions. Freshman Joseph Britt notes that cooperation was an important factor in the team qualifying for worlds. “Our team is mostly new people, so it is pretty exciting that we were able to work together,” Britt said. “I really like the environment there, and we have been spending a lot of our weekends working on the bot. We aren’t fighting over jobs or fighting over who gets to do what or [over] what the bot should do. We are all able to work together and execute it as a team.”

Zoe DeYoung, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

At the beginning of the school year, Blue Brains, one of the schools four robotics teams, set various goals, including making it to state. After not only qualifying for state but winning the competition, they reached their final goal, something that the team had only joked about: qualifying for the  202...

Robotics team competes at state

Senior Scott Hardy makes adjustments to his robot. Prior to their confrontation at state, the team was meeting up after school everyday. “It’s a tad disappointing that we didn’t get first,” Hardy said. “But considering the degree to what that we worked with and considering we went as far in the first place, I’m actually proud of myself [and] the team, especially some people on there and really how much work we put into it.”

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Staff Writer

February 25, 2018

After winning first place at the first Annual Cross Keys Tournament on Feb. 3rd, the Mechanical Bulls and the Full-metal Matadors headed to Rolla, Mo. on Feb. 17 to compete for the Missouri State VEX Championship, hoping to bring home the win. The competition took place at the Missouri University of S&a...

Robotics team prepares for upcoming contest

Senior Onika Martin works on her team's robot for the Oct. 24 contest.

Nico Stranquist, Staff Writer

October 1, 2014

The robotics team is preparing for their first state-wide contest this year, hosted in Indianapolis on Oct. 24.

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