Riverland helps Windom robotics make tournament finals

The Windom Eagles team drives their robot during a match of Sack Attack at the VEX Robotic Tournament in St. Cloud.

The Windom Eagles team drives their robot during a match of Sack Attack at the VEX Robotic Tournament in St. Cloud.

The Windom Eagles, from Windom middle and high schools, were tournament finalists at the Dream It Do It Central Minnesota VEX Robotics Tournament on March 2 in St. Cloud. They also were named programming skills finalist.

Riverland Community College provided the Robotics kit that enabled Windom team to participate. With this award, the Windom Eagles qualified to compete at the VEX Robotics World Championship in Anaheim, Calif., in April.

The group’s practice included a scrimmage at Riverland. Peggy Young, training and development consultant at Riverland, introduced the team to VEX Robotics.

“I am proud to see the improvements this team has made from competing in a scrimmage to competing in a tournament,” Young said. “Even more, they respect their competitors and advocated for them. We are building more than robots here — we are shaping our future innovators to positively impact the world around them.”

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