Robotics Team Qualifies for World Championships

Robotics Team Qualifies for Worlds
Putnam Area Robotics Team

Congratulations to Putnam Area Robotics Team for qualifying for the world championships!

P.A.R.T.s (Putnam Area Robotics Team) is a FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Team. (You can learn more at We are composed up of high school students in Putnam County, grades 9-12.

Every January, P.AR.T.s is given a challenge to build a robot to compete in a game. They build the robot from scratch in 6 weeks, then a few weeks later, they go to competition with it.

FIRST Robotics Competition pairs high school students with adult mentors (primarily engineers and teachers) to design and build ROBOTS that compete against one another in a high energy environment.

This Varsity Sport for the Mind™ combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources and time limits, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand”, hone teamwork skills, and build and program ROBOTS to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to “real-world” engineering as a student can get.

In 2017, FIRST Robotics Competition will reach 85,000 high-school students representing approximately 3,400 teams. Teams come from nearly every state in the United States, as well as many other countries.

FIRST Robotics Competition teams will participate in 55 Regional Competitions, 80 District Competitions, and 10 District Championships. In addition, approximately 800 teams will qualify to go to one of the two FIRST Championships at the end of April, 2017.

This year P.A.R.T.s will be advancing on to the world championships.

From Poca High School, Cameron Lee is the "pilot" on the drive team and on the mechanical team, Dakota Walker is on the mechanical team and participated in the Chairman's presentation in front of 5 judges.


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