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Circuit Breakers take 11th in FIRST Robotics Competiton


Al Stover

The Medical Lake High School Circuit Breakers team continued to make repairs and modifications to their machine during for the competition.

The Medical Lake High School Circuit Breakers team competed in the FIRST Robotics Competition, March 14-15 at Eastern Washington University.

The Circuit Breakers earned the Highest Seeded Rookie award for 19th place in the 2013 competition. In this year's event, the team, who went 2-3 in the elimination rounds, came in 11th place and earned 37 points.

Students had to design, build and program a robot that kicked and tossed large exercise balls on a basketball court-size field.

According to Dennis Schweikhardt, one of the four mentors for the team, students started meeting two times a wee...

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