BURLINGTON SCHOOL NEWS: Burlington Robotics team advances to regionals


November 16, 2018

The Burlington Robotics team displays their robot and awards from the Heartland BEST competition. From left, front row: Gavin McCullough, Ky Smith, Hailey McCullough, Kevin Kaumans and Rory Olson; back row: McKenzie Olson, Trevor Hankey, Weston Allen, JC Crusinbery, Makayla McCullough and Alyssa Russell.

Members of the Burlington Robotics team presented their robot and performed in the Heartland BEST competition at Northwestern Oklahoma State University on Oct. 27 where they won second place in gaming. They will now compete in the multi-state regional competition in Fort Smith, Arkansas, on Dec. 1.

The students were provided their building kits in September and had six weeks to design, develop and test their robot. This year's theme was "Current Events," a challenge to clean up ocean pollution, especially plastic. In addition to building their robot, they also built a game field where they...

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