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COHS hosts Area 6 Robotics Contest
San Jacinto News Times


By Cassie Gregory

Coldspring-Oakhurst High School was proud to host this year's Area 6 Robotics Contest on Saturday, Jan. 13. More than 50 students from seven school districts came together to put their problem-solving and robotics abilities to the test. Student teams competed in two divisions: Intermediate (4th through 8th grade), or Advanced (9th through 12th grade). "Robotics is an incredible avenue for students to work on hands-on, collaborative projects," said COCISD Instructional Technology Specialist Kellie Lahey. "Students have the opportunity to design, collaborate, plan, redesign, construct, create, assemble, invent, reinvent, write present, and compete to see who has developed a winning robot." The Arena contest consisted of solving a prescribed challenge with specific tasks to be completed by a robot to earn points. Seniors Craig Wallace and Darren Muirhead showed good effort and represented Coldspring-Oakhurst High School in the Arena contest. The Inventions contest consisted of identifying, developing, and presenting a robotic solution to a realworld problem. Congratulations to student teams of Charise Lincoln and Michael Moran, and Rachael Duwel and Collin Nolan, who represented Coldspring-Oakhurst High School. They earned first and second place in their division, respectively, and will advance to the state robotics competition in May. TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) congratulates all the teams who participated in the Area 6 competition for doing an incredible job. The students, along with the parents, teachers and coaches who helped guide them, represented their districts proudly.


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