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By Michele Smith
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4-H Robotics team competing at FIRST Lego finals in Spokane


January 10, 2019

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The robot team Space Gatos were fearless building a new robot and writing missions on the fly when their first robot was not running as was planned, said Coach Jeanne Walter. The team is headed to FIRST Lego final competition in Spokane, in January. Team members are l to r: Addie Johnson, Vaugh Walter, Balian Walter, Bennie Bryan, Phinehas Kerr. Josh Reser is the astronaut.

DAYTON – In January, the Space Gatos, Columbia County's 4-H Robotics and FIRST Lego League Team, advance to the State Finals in Spokane, after winning the Community Connection Award at FIRST Lego Regionals in Pasco.

Their coach, Jeanne Walter, said this is the third year the robotics team has advanced to the final competition. They are one of only six teams out of a field of 28 to do so.

Teams compete in Robot Design, Project Presentation and Core Values, and Robot Mission Games.

This team has been busy with community service this year, as well as working to solve this year's theme, Into...

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