Girard RoboCats get ready to test their work

GIRARD, Ohio (WKBN) — Girard High School has been a busy place this weekend.

That’s because the RoboCats – the school’s first robotics team – are nearing the end of their six-week build.

FIRST Robotics is a program where high-schoolers design and build a robot to compete in tournaments against other schools.

The build must be complete by Tuesday.

Now in the 15th season at the school, the program has sent more than 50 graduates into the engineering field. But that doesn’t mean it also can’t be fun … and inspiring.

“I just like building stuff. Ever since I was a little kid taking stuff apart, building it, putting it back together, seeing if I could put it back together,” said Blake Swift, a RoboCat member.

“The students created a plaque with laser imaging and that’s going to be on the back of the robot so we can take him to competition with us all year,” said Judy Barber, RoboCats.

This season’s robot is dedicated to Amil David who died in December at age 87. He was a founding member of the school’s program.

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