ArkLaMiss VEX Robotics Tournament

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DELHI, La. (KNOE 8 News) - For six months, students have put their blood, sweat and tears into
building these robots from the ground up and now all their hard work is being put to the test.

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This was not an easy task for students, but the goal of the competition is fairly simple.

Students have two minutes to stack as many
cones as they can and the best two out of three wins.

Instructor Russell Meador says this is a fun and interactive way for students to apply the STEM concepts they've been learning throughout the year.

He says in a generation where computer skills are needed, it's setting students up for success in the real world.

"Computers are going to be the way," says Meador. "Even farmers are going to have to learn how to program computers so there is now way this generation isn't going to be computer aware because they've grown up with this stuff their whole life."

Students say preparing for this competition has taught them more than any classroom could ever teach.

"I've gained a lot of leadership abilities more so than I thought," says Alex Sullivan, senior at Delhi Charter School. "This is a teamwork competition, learning to work with your team, and it's not about destroying robots."

The ArkLaMiss VEX Robotics Tournament is Saturday, January 13th at Delhi Charter School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Delhi Charter School is located at 6940 LA-17, Delhi, LA 71232.