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MTHS to host regional robotics kickoff tomorrow

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Members of the 2011 robotics team work to assemble their robot at the kickoff event.

MTHS will host the regional FIRST Robotics Competition Season Kickoff at tomorrow’s all day event in the Terraceum.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics teams from around the region will be present at tomorrow’s robot build-off.

The kickoff is the beginning of the build season for local high school robotics teams across the country.

MTHS Robotics Vice President Katie-Beth Higgins said, “After tomorrow we have just six weeks to build a robot.” Higgins said tomorrow’s festivities will include the designing and initial building of robots.

“We actually will be building [tomorrow]. After we get the game video we will have a brief summary session and the new teams are going to come down to the shop and we’re going to help them build the robots,” she said.

The event will be shown live by the NASA TV broadcast, beginning at 7:30 a.m., and can be found by clicking here.

Higgins said she’s very excited for tomorrow’s event and encourages people to come out and watch the event.

She said if you come tomorrow you can expect to see, “A lot of nerds getting excited about something really, really cool.”

Members of the 2011 robotics team work to assemble their robot at the kickoff event.
Members of the 2011 robotics team work to assemble their robot at the kickoff event (Photo courtesy of Katie-Beth Higgins).

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Nick Fiorillo is the Editor-in-Chief of the Hawkeye and thehawkeye.org. This is Nick's second year of serving as editor. Last year, he led the Hawkeye in one of the organization's most dramatic transformations in decades, replacing the broadsheet newspaper with a feature based newsmagazine and an emphasis on online content.

Prior to serving as editor-in-chief, Nick was the local news editor during his sophomore year and was a staff reporter during his freshman year.

Nick was named as the 2014 Free Spirit Scholar from Washington state, and traveled to Washington, D.C. as the Washington state delegate to the 2014 Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference. He has received several state and national awards for journalism, including several JEA National Write-off Competition Awards. He was recently awarded the rating of "Superior" for Editorial Writing at the Spring 2014 JEA/NSPA High School Journalism Conference in San Diego, Calif.

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