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Students Exercise Their Minds at Robot Competition

By MARÁ ROSE WILLIAMS

The Kansas City Star

Team Titanium from Lee’s Summit West High School was feeling pretty confident after nine rounds in this year’s FIRST Robotics Regional Competition in Kansas City on Saturday afternoon.

With 20 sponsors backing the students and two mechanical engineers and a chemistry teacher as mentors, they had won all but one match and were among those favored to take it all heading into the finals at Hale Arena.

Cameron Lerch, a 16-year-old sophomore in his second year on Team Titanium, was pretty excited that the team was leading among the 64 competing. He gave up playing baseball for this. He didn’t have time for both. Read more