BOZEMAN – For the first time in state history, Montana will be represented in the VEX Robotics World Competition, and the students representing the Treasure State are from Bozeman High School and Sacajawea Middle School.
The students have built and programmed their own robots. At the competition in Louisville, Kentucky, the robot will have to perform a task in a certain amount of time.
This year, the students had to program the robot to stack and move cones. Each member of the robotics team worked on the robot going to the competition. Eight members from both the high school team and the middle school team will be attending the competition, something they never thought would happen at the beginning of the season.
“It really taught us a lot about who we are and what we do,” said Kyle Malcolm a member of the high school team.
“We had no idea we were going to worlds. It was complete shock, but it was awesome,” said Bozeman High team member Emily Schmidt.
The World Competition begins on April 25.
The robotics teams need to raise $30,000 so all the members can attend.
Below are ways that you can help the team raise the needed funds: