CLA gearing up for another robotics competition

From staff reports

Christian Life Academy is gearing up for the annual BEST Robotics competition in October.

This year’s theme is “Made to Order”, and each participating school has been tasked to create a company to invent and market a robot that must finish assembling a warehouse robot named Squeaky.

They are also to use a company-created robot to control Squeaky to finish packaging orders, according to information provided by Christian Life.

Students have eight weeks to pull together their company and robot before the competition at Grove City College Oct. 21 and 22.

Christian Life Academy has been a part of this competition for nine years. The team’s company name this year is E.C.H.O. Incorporated, and E.C.H.O. stands for Efficiently Categorizing and Handling Orders.

Sophia Taylor, the co-director of marketing for E.C.H.O. Inc., said “this robotics season has been a test for the team so far, and… the following weeks will not be any different.”

Taylor added that she is confident the team will rise to the occasion.


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