Robotics Competition

By Michelle Castello

On Saturday, October 19theight of our RRHS robotics students traveled to La. Tech University to participate in the STEM-Discovery Robotics Competition. Students were able to build a remote control (RC) car from scratch as well as the joystick controller. Students were also able to write the code that told the RC car to move when the joystick was activated.

Students were able to work alongside many professors from La. Tech and gain valuable knowledge and experience from them. This event provided our robotics students real-life experience with the concepts being taught in the course at Red River High School.

Out of the many, many schools that competed in this competition, we were one of the very few schools that actually got their RC car to move.

RRHS was represent well by Markell Henry, Billy Anthony Henry, Jayden Scott, Christiana Turk, Pearl Hung, Cyndi Tingle-Smith, Jarrett Castello, and Breanna Friday. A big thank you to Nikki Smith, robotics instructor, Marco Reyes, Billy Lee Henry and Samantha Sullivan for encouraging our students and giving up their Friday off to accompany them to this competition.

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