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Olympic Team Wins Robotics Competition - Needs Help to Go to Nationals

Olympic Won! We're Eligible for Nationals! Can You Help Send a Student?

New York Road Elementary School
(March 14, 2014) The Olympic Community of School's FIRST Robotics Team, T-Rex #4935, was part of an alliance of three teams that won the Palmetto Regional Competition a few weeks ago. They have qualified for the championships in St. Louis on the last weekend in April.

As the film below demonstrates, Olympic's STEAM students have built a foundation of hands-on workplace skills through this year's FIRST Robotics team competition. It shows how industry and education work together.

The 22 students have worked extremely hard for this opportunity but now have to raise the money they need to attend the championship in St. Louis. They have already raised $25,000 and dedicated 400 hours apiece to build their robot, Reptar.

If all of them are going to compete in St. Louis, they must raise over $20,000 more by April. They are currently doing their best through other fundraising activities but would appreciate it if anyone would be willing to donate!

Please go to www.gofundme.com/7cotgk to donate. Also, please help spread the word by telling your friends and family! All you have to do, is copy and paste the link to their GoFundMe and email it or post it on your social media accounts. Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Can you support this collaborative type of 21st Century Learning that connects industry and education? Please make some type of donation and help sustain this type of authentic, work-based learning for students.

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