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High school students prepare for robotics competition

Westover High Students put the finishing touches on their robots. Westover High Students put the finishing touches on their robots.
The Dougherty Tro-tech Warriors will also compete in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Dougherty Tro-tech Warriors will also compete in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Robots will be placed on obstacle courses. Robots will be placed on obstacle courses.
JD Sumner, DCSS Spokesperson JD Sumner, DCSS Spokesperson
Tray Tolbert, Dougherty High Tro-Tech Warriors Tray Tolbert, Dougherty High Tro-Tech Warriors
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Teams of high school students in Albany are learning science, technology, engineering, and math lessons by building robots.
Monday, they finished up their projects as they prepare for their first competition.

It's literally down to the wire for high school students as they put the finishing touches on their robots.

"I'm a little nervous, but I'll pull through," said Kayin Lewis, Dougherty Tro-tech Warriors.  

"It's getting crunch time,” said JD Sumner, DCSS Spokesperson. “There's a limited time for them to be able to build and work on their bots. Tomorrow they are going to put them in a bag and lock everything up until their first competition."

Teams from Dougherty, Westover and Monroe High will put their robots on to obstacle courses at their first competition in Columbus.

"It is able to go over nearly all of the obstacles that we have set and it's kind of able to fly," said Tray Tolbert, Dougherty Tro-Tech Warriors.”

The Dougherty Tro-Tech Warriors say a grant they received from the Motorola Solutions Foundation has been very helpful.

"Which really helped us get our supplies and all of the things that we needed for our robot," said Tolbert.

Students at the high schools have been mentored by members of the Albany Tech Titan Alliance robotics team.

"Whenever they need help assembling stuff or programming the robot or getting wiring together our team kind of goes and helps,” said Isaac Dismukes, Albany Tech Titan Alliance.

"They're learning practical engineering and science,” said Sumner. “They're also learning communication skills and how to work as a team."

The teams will also compete in robotics competition in Albany on March 18th and 19th.

The Dougherty High team will also travel to West Palm Beach, Florida for a competition during their Spring Break.

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