Girard RoboCats gets ready to test their work

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

That’s because the RoboCats – the schools First Robotics team – is nearing the end of its six-week build.

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

The build must be complete by Tuesday.

Now in in the15th season at the school, the program has sent more than 50 grads 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, see 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 and robot are dedicated to Amil David who died in December at age 87. He was a founding member of the program of the school’s program.

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