Multiple Local High School Teams Will Compete in World Robotics Tournament

Four teams of high school students from White Plains and Ohatchee will be traveling to Louisville, Kentucky, next month to take part in the 2017 World Robotics Tournament. Three teams from White Plains and one from Ohatchee won those coveted slots this weekend at the Alabama state robotics tournament. Only one other school in the state is sending more than one team to the international event. White Plains science teacher Jonathan Shaw, who coaches his school’s robotics teams, says next month’s tournament will be a truly global competition. Shaw says his students have earned the right to represent their state at the world tournament because of their dedication and devotion to this project. Truett Cagle is a junior at White Plains High School who will be making his second trip to the world tournament. He says he has always loved computers, and he jumped at the chance to work with other students from around the world who share his passion. Also going to the international competition for the second time will be White Plains senior Rebecca Johns, who says this project is a big part of her life.

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