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Lee Co. students place 3rd in underwater robotics competition

Some Lee County Middle School students made their mark in the Sunshine State. (Source: Brian Soash) Some Lee County Middle School students made their mark in the Sunshine State. (Source: Brian Soash)
A group of 10 students competed in an underwater exploration and robotics competition. (Source: Brian Soash) A group of 10 students competed in an underwater exploration and robotics competition. (Source: Brian Soash)
JACKSONVILLE, FL (WALB) -

Some Lee County Middle School students made their mark in the Sunshine State over weekend.

Several teachers took a group of 10 students to Jacksonville, Florida, to compete in an underwater exploration and robotics competition.

The middle schoolers built their own Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles (ROVs), funded by a grant written by teacher Brian Soash.

Saturday, the students competed in a three-part competition.

One of the teams, 6th grader Kade Mullins and 8th grader Austin Sconyers, placed 3rd overall at the regional competition.

Teachers said it is a way of getting the kids involved in underwater exploration, STEM, and simple robotics.

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