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GHS teams take part in underwater robotics competition

Two teams of Gloucester High School students competed in the 2014 SeaPerch National Championships at the University of Southern Mississippi last weekend. They earned their bids to the tournament with their performances in a regional competition for remote controlled underwater robots.

During the national event, GHS team Aegir consisting of Dwight Keener, Charles Milroy, Payton Blodgett and Mae Dye took first place in The Heist and third in Obstacle Course in the open class division. The Heist involved having a robot open a gate, retrieve objects and bring them back through the gate. 

Fifteen teams competed in the open class division. The open class allows teams to modify their robots from the basic SeaPerch design. The students named their team Aegir after the god of the ocean and king of the sea creatures in Norse mythology. 

The GHS team Rip Tide, consisting of Trip Arnold, Isaac Eastridge and Melissa Wishmeyer competed with 85 teams in the stock class. Although they did...

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