Jacksonville High School goes robotic
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Jacksonville High School was well represented at the Robotics Competition held at Gadsden State Community College in Centre. This is the first time Jacksonville has sent a team to the competition. Under the leadership of Jacksonville High School teacher, Ms. Mullinax, the team came in 7th place out of the 40 teams from the state of Alabama and Georgia. Their next competition will be the Alabama State VEX Robotics Championship held at Jacksonville State University on March 8th.

The VEX Robotics Competition, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, provides students with guidance from their teachers and mentors, build innovative robots and compete year-round in a variety of matches. In addition to learning valuable engineering skills, students gain life skills such as teamwork, perseverance, communication, collaboration, project management, and critical thinking.” The VEX Robotics Competition prepares students to become future innovators with 95% of participants reporting an increased interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) subject areas and pursuing STEM related careers.

Jacksonville High School Junior, Braden Hearn stated that “In preparing for the robotics competition, it allowed us to interact with each other and work together and hear each other’s ideas to design our Robot.”
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