DROID DOMINATION: Robotics team rolls on to state

ANDRES COLUNGA, Staff writer

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The KHS robotics team competed at a regional competition on Sept. 5, and will compete at state on Dec. 8-10.

Although the competition was hard, the team finished in second place out of 32 teams from the Metroplex. The team spent an entire week practicing during and after school in the school library, sometimes until 7 p.m.

The majority of teams scored around 250-300 points per round. Kaufman averaged 500 points per round, but the school that won first place, Martin’s Mill High School, averaged 950 points per round. Kaufman, as of right now, has the third-highest added score in the state, this gives the team hope of getting a trophy for the school.

“The competition was very fun and exciting,”said freshman Harrison Lowder, “we did really good because we have a great team and we all worked very hard.”

State competition will be held at the Dr.Pepper Arena and Convention Center over at Frisco Dec. 8-10. The championship will feature the top 72 teams from across Texas and New Mexico.

“The team needs to keep practicing, we also need to fix some small imperfections” said Lowder.

The teams will check-in, practice, and get ready for the upcoming two day competition on thursday. A drivers meeting, and a welcome ceremony will be held on Friday, but the so long-awaited competition will begin with the preliminaries rounds somewhere around 10 a.m that same day. Saturday will be the most exciting day of all, since semi-finals, mascot dance off, the championship final match, and the award ceremony will occur on this day.

“The competition is going to be hard, but we are ready” added Lowder.

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DROID DOMINATION: Robotics team rolls on to state