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GHS robotics team wins top award at regional contest

A Gloucester High School team won a top award at the VEX Robotics competition held March 3 at I.C. Norcom High School in Portsmouth and earned a bid to the VEX World Championships scheduled for April 19-23 in Anaheim, Calif. The team is raising funds to help support the trip.

Competing with over 30 other teams, GHS representatives Chris Feigh, Zach Tilley and Josh Shulz took second place overall in robot performance and received the Excellence Award. The Excellence Award is the highest recognition in VEX Robotics and goes to the group that exemplifies overall excellence in building a well-rounded VEX robotics program.

"This team excels in many areas and is a shining example of dedication, devotion, hard work and teamwork. As a strong contender in numerous award categories, this team deserves to be recognized for building a quality robot and a team committed to quality in everything that it does," said Rusty West, a Page Middle School technology teacher who coached the t...

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