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Robotic ingenuity rewarded

BMS team headed to state event

Robotic-comp

ABOVE: Bellefontaine Middle School students work to put the finishing touches on their robot during a competition Thursday at the Tri-Rivers Career Center in Marion. (PHOTO | BELLEFONTAINE MIDDLE SCHOOL) FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Bellefontaine Middle School robotics club adviser Sandi Chervenak, left, explains various concepts about robotics competitions Monday evening during the Bellefontaine Board of Education meeting at the middle school library. The students behind her are controlling the robots, with the goal of picking up plastic balls and placing them in containers to score points. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MANDY LOEHR)

A group of Bellefontaine Middle School students showcased their expertise with designing and manipulating robots at Monday evening’s board of education meeting, skills that have garnered several members of the group with the chance to participate in a state competition later this month.

During the session at the middle school library, the BMS robotics club members controlled several robots in a square arena, and demonstrated how the robots move various-sized plastic balls to containers to score points.

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