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Troy Athens Hosts ‘First Robotics Competition’

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Troy Athens flag waves in the wind. (Credit: Athens High School Web)

Troy Athens flag waves in the wind. (Credit: Athens High School Web)

TROY (WWJ) - Robots will be invading Troy Athens High School over the next two days.   The school is hosting hundreds of students from 40 teams, vying for a chance to move on to the state championship in the First Robotics Competition. 

Athens Hammerhead Team Adviser Regina Ure says the winners can qualify for some big college scholarships.

“Quite a few of the universities here in Michigan offer scholarships, and it’s not only for engineering, kids can learn management skills, PR (public relations) there is a whole lot that goes into managing this team and those scholarships apply to any number of those professions,” says Ure.

Organizers say Robotics is like a cross between a sporting event and a rock concert.  The event, which is free and open to the public, from 10:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday at Troy Athens.

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