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Mt. Olive robotics team heading to world competition in St. Louis

Team Purple Thunder will leave Monday for a world robotics competition in St. Louis which begins April 24. Team Purple Thunder will leave Monday for a world robotics competition in St. Louis which begins April 24.
COVINGTON COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

A team of high school students from a Covington County robotics program will be leaving soon for a prestigious competition in St. Louis, Missouri. Ten members of Team Purple Thunder from Mount Olive Ministries' Robotics Program will take part in the World Robotics Competition from April 24-27.

The team is one of only two from Mississippi that will make the trip.

They qualified for the event after they took top honors at the University of Mississippi's High School State Robotics Competition in March.

The team is still soliciting donations to help pay for their trip. 

"I can say for everyone that the team is very excited," said Alexis Drake, a team member. "We've been waiting ever since we found out that we'd be able to go in March and we're really excited that we're leaving in a few days," she said.

"I'm very excited to be representing Mississippi in St. Louis and I'm ready for the challenge," said Caleb Lee, another member of the team. "What I like most about robotics is the competition, I'm a very competitive guy," he said.

If you'd like to help, you can call Tony Duckworth with Mount Olive Ministries at (601) 466-0600, or you can go online at www.mtoliveministries.com.

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