Middle schoolers compete for top stop in robotics tournament

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) — The qualifying round in a robotics tournament was held Saturday at Warren G. Harding High School.

For the event, middle-schoolers from around the Valley built their own all-purpose Lego robot. They also researched how their robot design could help their community.

Awards were given out for best presentation, overall performance in the arena and on each group’s research report.

“A program where they literally take Legos that are given to them in a kit and they build a robot with a computer chip in it. They can program the computer and it makes the Lego robot run different missions on a special platform,” said Greg Christman, event manager.

The winners will be going on to the next round of competition at Austintown Middle School in January.

From there, they will have a chance to continue all the way to nationals in St. Louis.

All proceeds from concessions sold at the event go to the host school’s robotic team.

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