Troy Community School District 30-C robotics club teams did well in the Will County 4-H Robotics Competition.
The PANDAmonium Team of William B. Orenic Intermediate School received Best Overall Robot Design Award at the event. Team members are Aubrey Bernard, Caroline MacGregor, Nina Mayfield,Isabela Molek, Paige Rakes, Kylee Rempel, Riley Streit, Ava Tuider and Erin Winke.
The Troy Smoke Jumpers Team of W.B.O. and Troy Middle Schools took second place in the competition. Team members are Matthew Papesh, Ethan Podmolik, Kevin Trizna and Elijah Zelinski.
Each team brought robots to the competition that they had programmed to do tasks particular to the challenge. One robot put out a “wildfire,” another navigated through a forest, and another moved supplies into an emergency kit.
The coach of the W.B.O. Robotics Team is Rebekah Tazelaar, and the coach of the T.M.S. Robotics Team is Ruth Juhant.