Local Robotics Team Heading To Nationals Shows Off Robot

Some Sheyenne and West Fargo High School students are headed to a national robotics competition.

Before heading out to the National FIRST Robotics Competition in St. Louis, students showcased their robot at John Deere in Fargo.

The robot moved around and stacked containers.

This is the third year for the students and they raised around $50,000 from sponsors.

“It’s really awesome to actually let people see what we’re doing because I think a lot of times, robotics is kind of one of those sports that’s not really super recognized and the newspaper reports a lot about you know basketball, baseball, but robotics I feel like it needs more attention because I feel like it’s a really important aspect of the community. It has a lot of real world skills involved in it,” said Marketing Team Captain Bailey Aanenson.

One of the goals of the team is to introduce others to the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.