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KFS Robotics team travels to Huguenot

The Kenston Forest School Robotics team and sponsor, Jason Buchanan, traveled to Huguenot High School on Jan. 27 to compete in another VEX IQ competition. KFS qualified in 13th and 16th place out of 22 teams. That same day, Jacob Witt and Sophie Crowder won the STEM Research Project Award. KFS seventh graders, Jacob and Sophie, teamed up and researched how robots can help in military applications. They conducted email interviews with military officials, took their information, applied their knowledge, and came up with VEXKALIBUR. VEXKALIBUR is a robot that would be used to assist those in combat by transporting and delivering items during battle, such as medicine, etc. Their winning project qualified them to compete in the state tournament and the KFS Robotics team was also invited to compete in the VEX IQ State Competition on Feb. 17. Pictured is Jacob Witt, son of Skip and Pam Witt, and Sophie Crowder, daughter of Jimmie and Wella Crowder.