Nineteen junior high schools from around the region came together for the 2018 VEX IQ Robotics Competition on Saturday.
The event was hosted by Woodland Jr. High. The kids who participated in the competition were responsible for designing, constructing, programming and driving their own robots.
Woodland Jr. High Teacher Jon Bukont said programs like this are important to help introduce kids to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, which will help them find a job in the future.
“These robotics programs and robotics competitions are a real strong way to get kids introduced to programming, mechanical engineering and design,” Bukont said.
He said even though this event happens outside of school hours, it’s something the kids are always eager to jump in and get involved with.