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December 15, 2018
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MJHS robotics teams qualify for state

This article was published December 6, 2018 at 6:00 a.m.

Pictured L to R: Tanner Edwards, Jack Doherty, Thomas Campos-Diaz, Kaylee Dyson, and Tylaa Beraud. Not Pictured: Hunter Miller

Magnolia Junior High School recently sent three robotics teams to the Fall HSU Reddie Robotics VEXIQ Tournament on the campus of Henderson State University in Arkadelphia.

The three teams were MJHS Cubs, MJHS Magnolia, and MJHS Panthers. This was a qualifying tournament for the state competition, which will be held in Russellville, Ark. in March.

The MJHS Panthers team won two awards during the competition. The team won the Teamwork Champion Award (VIQC) and the Excellence Award. Due to these two wins, both the MJHS Cubs and the MJHS Panthers teams received bids to the state tournament.

Pictured L to R: Ally Chambliss, Chloe Lister, Gabriel Garcia, Shakayla Sears-Frazier, and Peyton Creech

The MJHS Panthers team also qualified to compete in the U.S. Open Robotics Championship to be held April 1-3 in Council Bluffs, IA.

The MJHS Robotics Team sponsor is Marissa Aranda Youngblood, who is the EAST facilitator and Spanish teacher at MJHS.

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