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Area 30 Career Center Robotics Club finishes competition season strong


The Area 30 Career Center Robotics Club had a successful year and thank their donors, including the Greencastle Rotary Club and Mary Allison Children’s Trust. Shown above, the robotics club was the recipient of the 2017-2018 Second Semester Projects Grant of $2,500 from the Mary Allison Children’s Trust. Front row, left to right, Treasurer, Ginger Scott; Lainey Willis, North Putnam High School; Board Member, Donna Houser. Middle row, left to right, President, Jim Jackson; Kaleb Warner, North Putnam High School; Area 30 Instructor, Zane Earles; Vice President, Joe Ferguson. Back row, left to right, Area 30 Instructor, Ruben Hinners; Dustin Zeh, Eminence High School; Marcus Burdine, North Putnam High School; and Robert Froderman, Greencastle High School. (Courtesy Photo) The Area 30 Career Center Robotics Club had a successful year and thank their donors, including the Greencastle Rotary Club and Mary Allison Children’s Trust. Shown above, the robotics club was the recipient of the 2017-2018 Second Semester Projects Grant of $2,500 from the Mary Allison Children’s Trust. Front row, left to right, Treasurer, Ginger Scott; Lainey Willis, North Putnam High School; Board Member, Donna Houser. Middle row, left to right, President, Jim Jackson; Kaleb Warner, North Putnam High School; Area 30 Instructor, Zane Earles; Vice President, Joe Ferguson. Back row, left to right, Area 30 Instructor, Ruben Hinners; Dustin Zeh, Eminence High School; Marcus Burdine, North Putnam High School; and Robert Froderman, Greencastle High School. (Courtesy Photo) The Area 30 Career Center Robotics Club has completed another successful year! After four competitions that started at Ivy Tech in Bloomington on Nov. 4, 2017, and ended with a strong finish at Martinsville High School on March 16, the Area 30 Robotics Club earned the first place championship award in the Robot Hockey competition, and the third place championship award for the Autonomous Maze competition.

These accolades would not be possible without the hard work and determination of all of the students and advisors.

“We want to thank the students, parents, Greencastle Rotary Club and the Mary Allison Children’s Trust for everything they have done to prepare and promote our team,” Team Advisors Mr. Hinners and Mr. Earles said.

“The Greencastle Rotary Club donated $250 dollars in January. Then the Robotics Club was the recipient of the 2017-2018 Second Semester Projects Grant of $2,500 from the Mary Allison Children’s Trust. The donations will help the robotics students purchase additional technology to keep the innovation, design and programming of the robots moving forward. The Area 30 Robotics Team looks forward to next year’s competition and to becoming one of the top placing teams again.”

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