Robotics teams gear up for competition


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Freshmen Kaiden Loep and Garrett McAlpine work on their robot in coach Kyle Gleghorn’s room.

The robotics team is headed to compete Saturday in Trinity in hopes of advancing to the state meet. They have built their robot to meet all of the requirements given to compete, including programming in seven or eight tasks the device has to have the ability to do.

Robotics teacher Kyle Gleghorn is confident in his teams and all the hard work they’ve put into it.

“I have no idea what the other competition is doing, but I think we will do alright,” Gleghorn said. “We have two junior high teams and one high school team. I believe at least two teams will make it to state.”

The competitors have put a lot of time and effort into their robots, and are hopeful about their chances to advance.

“I don’t know exactly how we will do, but we’ve done our best and I think we’ll do great,” freshman Kaiden Loep said. “I am nervous, but I think our hard work will pay off.”