Easley robotics team earns spot at Arkansas invitational

EASLEY — A homeschool FIRST Lego League robotics team from Easley, the Thunderbolts, has earned a spot at the FIRST Lego League Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., this May.

The seven-person team of seventh- through ninth-graders won the Champion’s Award at the Tri-County Tech regional qualifier in November. Then they advanced to the West State Championship held at Riverside High School in Greer on Dec. 15, where they won second place overall and first place for robot performance out of 37 teams, securing their spot at the Arkansas tournament. FIRST Lego League teams are part of the FIRST organization and compete in FIRST-sponsored intellectual competitions. The competitions challenge kids to build and program autonomous Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots to complete missions during robot games. Another

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