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Burnett grabs robotics crown

Martin van den Hemel   Mar-14-2019

The rookie team from Burnett won the regional robotics championships.

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The skills of students at J.N. Burnett Secondary have put them in a bit of a pickle.

The Breakers won the Canadian Pacific Regional Championships, despite the rookie squad being seeded 35th in a 35-team competition.

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Now they’ve been invited to the 2019 FIRST Championship in Houston, Texas—from April 17 to 20—which brings together tens of thousands of students from around the world who participate in the K-12 robotics program.

Burnett principal Wennie Walker said students now are trying to fundraise for the $5,000 US entry fee, along with airfare and accommodations.

“Our team entered this year without any corporate sponsorship and the unexpected win has left them with very little time to fundraise…,” she said.

Anyone who wishes to help out the team is invited to email Wennie Walker at wwalker@sd38.bc.ca


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