Reservoir High's robotics teams show their stuff [Fulton/Highland]

There is so much really neat technology surrounding us —smart phones, tablets, robot vacuum cleaners to name a few. And the technologies upon which these different devices are built and operate were unheard of just a few short years ago. Things that are experimental today will become commonplace is a short time.

One activity which is available to the kids of today where they can learn the skills of tomorrow is the robotics club. There the kids can learn the fundamentals of robotic design, robotics theory, and then apply these skills in problem-solving competitions.

Reservoir High School sent two robotics teams to Marriotts Ridge High School, where they competed in a robotics competition.

Team 8194, composed of freshmen and sophomore students, finished in 12th place out of 26 teams — not too shabby for a first-year team. Team 5709, composed of juniors and seniors, came in at eighth place, earning the team a spot in the elimination rounds.

When the dust settled and the scores were tallied, Team 5709 took second place overall, missing first place by three points, qualifying for the Maryland state competition that is to be held at Johns Hopkins APL.

Congratulations to both teams and to their coach Dave Walley.

The Lime Kiln Middle School students of the week for the week ending Feb. 7 are Beulah Andoh, Michael Gonzales, Annabel Winters-McCabe, Matthew Meissner, Haydn Kozak , Rhea Senthil Kumar, Marguerette Wang, Anmol Bal, Haley Griffith and Harrison Hefner. Congratulations.

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