Harrison County Students Gear Up for Robotics Competition

A group of Harrison County students are gearing up for a regional robotics competition. Monday night, they unveiled their robot. Six weeks of hard work culminated for a group of Harrison County students Monday night.

Team Storm 4107 spent over 30 hours per week building their robot. Carl the Crushing Crab had to be able to do several specific tasks. Although students now know what it takes to build a robot, team member, Drew Garner, came away with more. He says, “I share meals with these guys five days a week. We spend all our time together. Robotics is my first thought when I wake up in the morning and my last thought before I go to sleep. It’s great. We’re a team and these guys are like my family now.”

Students on the team kept track of goals and activities on a white board in the student hub. It was there that their plan started and Monday night, it came to fruition. Although mentors were there to help, team co-captain, Joseph Layton, and his peers had to do the majority of the work. Layton says, “What they’ll do is work with us to design and develop our ideas and they’ll tell us sort of how we could implement it, and it’s up to us to figure out the exact details on it.”

The regional competition will take place March 19th through the 21st in Kenner, Louisiana. The public is encouraged to attend. Team Storm hopes this is the year they bring home the national championship.

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