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Isle schools compete in World Championship of Robotics


Seven Hawaii high school teams, and one independent elementary school team, are competing in the 2012 FIRST Championship robotics competition at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Mo.

The FIRST Championship April 25-28 is the culmination of the season’s FIRST programs, bringing together three separate robotics competitions for the ultimate ‘Sport for the Mind.’ The event includes the FIRST Robotics Competition Championship, the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship, and the FIRST LEGO League World Festival.

Also featured is the Junior FIRST LEGO League World Festival Expo.

The following Hawaii teams are competing:

* Waialua High and Intermediate
* Kealakehe High School
* Island Pacific Academy
* Punahou School
* Baldwin High School
* Kalani High School
* Kohala High School

The first two days of competition, students participated in the FIRST Conference which hosted dozens of presentations from experienced FIRST team members, college and university representatives, and professionals covering a wide variety of topics in science, technology, engineering, and robotics fields.

Teams began the actual competition on the arena floor Friday.

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