High schoolers’ robots compete in regional competition


Hundreds of high school engineers from around the country are in Huntsville this week for the 2019 FIRST Robotics Competition Rocket City Regional.

Over the next few days the robots students have been working on for months will be put to the test. The robots have to complete specific challenges and the winner will head to the world championship.

The theme for the competition this year is “Destination: Deep Space.”

“I couldn’t even begin to tell how many hours we’ve put in,” said Riley O’Donald. “I get together with all my friends, we come up, we now have to solve these problems, stuff like that. It’s great.”

“I get to have fun, I get to learn experience for engineering possibilities,” said David Muntele from Grissom High School.

“I just love the atmosphere, seeing high schoolers come together to build something many high schoolers may not have thought they could build,” added Zuri Gilmore.

The main competition is open to the public Saturday at the VBC.

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