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COHS Robotics Team takes first, moves to state competition


The Coldspring-Oakhurst High School (COHS) Robotics Team won first place at the Region 6 Advanced Arena LEGO Robotics competition, held on Saturday, Jan. 7. The team will move on to compete at the state competition this April. The robotics program began as an after school club two years ago under the leadership of District Instructional Technology Specialist Kellie Lahey, with the help of a grant from the Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD COHS Robotics Team Wins First Place - Members of the COHS Robotics Team show off their 1st place trophy, won at the Region 6 Advanced Arena LEGO Robotics competition on Saturday, Jan. 7. The team will go on to compete at the state level in April. Pictured from left to right, Back: Kyle Buchanan, teacher and sponsor Laura Everett, and Mason Watson; Front: Jimmie Gann, Meghan Wright, Jared Siegfried, Lead Programmer Dustin Welch, Charise Lincoln, and Faith Villa. (Photo by Kellie Lahey) Education Foundation. This year a science research class was offered to students at COHS, which included robotics and rocketry design and programming. Students in this class built and programmed LEGO robots to move around an arena to perform tasks. In competition, each task earned the team points to decide the winner. The team's sponsor is COHS Science teacher Laura Everett.


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