Student-built robots to compete at JMU today

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Posted: November 4, 2012

The Winchester Star

Sacred Heart Academy eighth-grader Chiara Mosher, 12, looks over the robot her team will use in the 2012 FIRST LEGO League competition today at James Madison University in Harrisonburg. The school has two teams competing in the challenge. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Members of the eighth-grade Sacred Heart Academy FIRST LEGO League team SOS (from left) Katie Sunderlin, 13, Jacob Solomon, 13, Alisa Dayo, 13, Andrew McCracken, 14, Lydia Sunderlin, 13, Chiara Mosher, 12, and Cat Eppard, 13, watch as their robot runs its programmed course at the school Friday.

WINCHESTER — Making a robot has two main components, according to a group of students at Sacred Heart Academy.

“Messing around and eating,” 12-year-old Sydney Aschenbrenner said with a smile.

Her...



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