THIS FUND IS ELIGIBLE FOR MATCHING GIFTS
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Robotics was introduced into the middle schools over five years ago. Since this time, we have competed in regional, state, national and worldwide competitions. Students pay a participation fee which covers local competitions (regional and state) , but in the past five years we have sent at least one team each year to a higher level competition. This year, Marshall Middle School had a team qualify to compete at VEX Robotics Worlds in Louisville, KY. Two teams will be going to the TSA National competition in Washington DC. It is our hope that these elite competitions become commonplace in our program. Funding is needed to support this effort. Increased participation has resulted in fees that exceed the monies we have in our account. Asking parents to fully fund the cost of these events, sometimes on short notice after qualifying at regionals, limits the possibility for some students to attend. Funding for competition attendance will allow even more middle school students to become involved in the VEX IQ program. The experiences enrich our program, challenge our creative thinkers, and shape the future of the problem solvers in our world.