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Middle School robotics


December 12, 2019

Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

The Mitkof Middle School robotics team will be traveling to Juneau this weekend for a region wide competition. Two teams made up of seventh and eighth graders will give presentations on solutions to problems facing Petersburg and participate in a robotics competition. The two teams will use robots they preprogrammed to perform several tasks. Each task is worth a certain amount of points, and the team with the most points wins. The sixth grade team competed in a competition on Saturday via video conference. The team took ninth place and won an award for their presentation on providing fresh produce to Petersburg.

“It’s a good learning experience,” said Coach Beau Ward. “They got to see how other teams did. That’s one of the quickest ways to increase their skills rapidly.”

From left to right: Elias Ward, Beau Ward, Thomas Philips, Adrian Ducat, Sean Toth, Cayden Turland, Rowan Olsen, Andre Poole, Zander Jones and Logan Haley.


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