March sixteenth through the eighteenth the Umatilla Robotics Club had their second regional competition of the season in Ellensburg Washington. They placed in second overall and won the Chairman’s Award, the highest honor a team can receive at competition. This is one team member’s perspective:
It started off like any normal-dreadful day of school, on an average Thursday. But it wasn’t any average Thursday, because this Thursday, the 16th of March was competition day.
FIRST is an organization that runs and organizes the robotics competitions. FIRST is actually an acronym that stands for, “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.”