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Explorer students take 2nd and 3rd place at first ever robotics competition


Last updated 1/15/2020 at 1pm

Photo courtesy of Derek Donahue

Explorer's Robotics Club competed in their first ever robotics competition Dec. 14. The event featured 42 total teams from local schools.

Two teams, two robots, one 4-foot space.

Three robotics teams represented Explorer Middle School at the VEX IQ Robotics Competition in Lake Stevens Dec. 14.

The competition, hosted by Cavelero Mid High School, featured 42 teams from across the northwest. But Explorer's Robotics Club held their own, especially considering it was their first competition ever.

"I didn't know what to expect," said student Alicia Jones.

Only 16 teams of the 42 progressed to finals. Team Crabosaurus Chad made the first cut and went on to place third overall. The team was comprised of Jones, Brendolyn Faulconer,...

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