By Michele Smith
the Times 

Columbia County 4-H Robotics Club placed fifth in combined league competitions


March 26, 2020

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Left to right: Phineas Kerr, Balian Walter, and Josh Reser made up one of the youngest and smallest teams in the nation to compete at the FIRST Tech Challenge this year. The thirteen-year-olds placed fifth for the whole season after competing against other teams in two leagues.

DAYTON-Jeanne Walter, Coach of the FIRST Tech Challenge and Columbia County 4-H leader, said the 4-H Robotics Club will be focused on fundraising activities during the 2020-21 school year. The Club will need to pay for new robot parts, controllers, a 3-D printer, and state and national registration fees, so they can continue to compete in local, state, and national robotic competitions.

To help offset costs, there will be an 'Egg Your Yard' fundraiser for Easter Sunday. For twenty dollars the Club will hide forty candy filled eggs in your Dayton or Waitsburg yard the evening before, or on...

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