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Next stop: World Championship of robotics

GHS robotics team qualifies for VEX Robotics World Championship

 

Lisa Cunningham

UNDER CONTROL: Goldendale High School students Jordan Brokaw, Justin Bassett, and operater Stephen Sharp (left to right) watch one of their robots in school Tuesday. The school's robotics team has qualified to compete in the VEX Robotics National Championship next month in California.

After competing in six robotics tournaments held throughout the Yakima Valley, Goldendale High School (GHS) has a robotics team bound for Anaheim and the world championships of robotics, being held next month.

Matthew Blomquist, Wyatt Mercer, Stephen Sharp, and Ricky Shurtleff wrapped up the qualifying contest at a recent VEX, the organization that holds such events, competition.

"At the most recent VEX tournament, they scored 48 points during the one-minute Skills Challenge," says GHS STEM teacher Matt Merfeld. (STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; the term is a hot buzzword in education in recent years.) "This is an individual robot event (no opponents) ba...



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