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By Lee Hughes
Staff Reporter 

Medical Lake's robotics team heads to Houston

Championship competition is Circuit Breaker's third year in a row for Texas trip


Last updated 4/11/2019 at 5:19pm

Lee Hughes

The Circuit Breakers robot was named Anderson, a tribute to local hero Lt. Col. Michael P. Anderson, who died along with his six fellow crew members aboard the space shuttle Columbia when it disintegrated during re-entry on Feb. 1, 2003. The team has been in contact with Anderson's widow, who has been tracking the Breaker's progress, according to team mentor Naomi Moody, and will be meeting her in Houston.

Against all odds, they've done it again.

Medical Lake High School's Circuit Breakers robotics Team 4513 is once again headed to Houston, Texas, for the FIRST Robotics Competition, or FRC, April 17-19.

"It's the frosting on the competition cake in FIRST robotics," Naomi Moody, team mentor, parent of Circuit Breaker team member Rylie Moody, and unofficial spokesperson for the group said.

The competition in For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, or FIRST, is incredibly tough - global, in fact. Only the dedicated need apply.

"It's a year-long commitment," six-year Circuit B...

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