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Sparks Elementary's Robotics Club to compete in world championship
Sparks Elementary's Robotics Club to compete in world championship

When two Sparks Elementary School teachers wanted to see if any fifth-graders were interesting in forming a robotics club last fall, they were inundated with almost 50 applications. Jill Crowley and Beth Ryan chose nine students who have met once a week ever since to learn how to build robots and program them to move. The two Sparks teams then took their handmade robots to county and state competitions where they kept winning — and winning. On April 14, the Sparks robot whiz kids, their parents and teachers will travel to Louisville, Ky., to participate in the VEX Robotics World Championship that lasts through April 16. Anyone who wants to follow Sparks teams' status...

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