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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Lawrence County 4H Robotic Team to Host Silent Auction & Spaghetti Dinner

LAWRENCE COUNTY - MARCH 20, 2023 - On April 1 st , the Superior STEAM 4-H Club will host a Silent Auction and Pasta Dinner (with authentic tomato sauce, meat sauce and Alfredo) to raise funds for their FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team’s trip to the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.

The dinner will be held at the Mitchell Community Center (101 Tom Green Drive) in

Mitchell, Indiana from 4pm-8pm. Reserve your seat at and pay at the door.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $13 at the door.

FTC team #19366, CTF (Certified Tech Freaks) is a 2nd year FTC team. They are 1 of 2

teams from Indiana that advanced to the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP in Houston, Texas.

They were the first team to advance to the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP because they won the INSPIRE AWARD. The INSPIRE AWARD “ given to the Team that best embodies the ‘challenge’ of the FIRST Tech Challenge program. The Team that receives this award is a strong ambassador for FIRST programs and a role model FIRST Team.

This Team is a top contender for many other judged awards and is a gracious competitor. The Inspire Award winner is an inspiration to other Teams, acting with Gracious Professionalism® both on and off the Playing Field. This Team shares their experiences, enthusiasm and knowledge with other Teams, sponsors, their community, and the judges.

Working as a unit, this Team will have shown success in performing the task of designing and building a Robot.

The 2022 Season of PowerPlay presented by Raytheon Technologies started on

September 10th. Since then, teams of middle and high school students from around the state and world have designed and built robots in order to complete the tasks presented to them.

You can check out the game animation/explanation in the video linked here:

FIRST Robotics is an international robotics competition provider with thousands of

teams across the world. Their goal, according to founder and inventor Dean Kamen, is “ compete for the hearts and minds of kids with the excitement of the Super Bowl.

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