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Local Student Robotics Team to Represent MS at World Competition

Mar. 15, 2023

Source: Rankin County News

Pearl robotics team headed to the World Robotics Competition in Texas(FIRST Tech Challenge)

PEARL, MS - "Wait for It...", a 4-H robotics team from Pearl, MS consisting of six students in 8th through 12th grade, emerged victorious at the Mississippi FIRST® Tech Challenge Championship held in Oxford this weekend. The team secured thier place in the world competition, scheduled to be held in Houston, Texas, after winning the top award at the state championship.

The FIRST® Tech Challenge, a program of FIRST®, provides a platform for students to learn the significance of STEM by designing, building, and programming robots. It also encourages teamwork, problem-solving, and community involvement and engagement. The team from Pearl, MS, epitomizes these values and has demonstrated thier prowess in the field of robotics.

The Mississippi FIRST® Tech Challenge Championship held in Oxford saw participation from top robotics teams from the state. The victory of "Wait for It..." is a testament to thier hard work, dedication, and perseverance. The team will now spend the next month preparing to face the top robotics teams from around the globe at the FIRST® Tech Challenge's World Championship in Houston, Texas.

The world competition will witness the participation of the best robotics teams from various countries, and the "Wait for It..." team is excited to represent Mississippi at such a grand stage. Thier success is a reflection of thier dedication, as well as the support and guidance of thier coaches and mentors.

The "Wait for It..." team from Pearl, MS, has not only made thier state proud but also inspired countless young minds to pursue STEM education and robotics. We wish them the very best for the world competition and hope they bring home the championship trophy.


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