Oak Grove students bring home wins from world robotics competition

Oak Grove students bring home wins from world robotics competition
All of the "bots" made us proud. (Source: Kineshia Roark)
All of the "bots" made us proud. (Source: Kineshia Roark)
All of the "bots" made us proud. (Source: Nadine Amaya)
All of the "bots" made us proud. (Source: Nadine Amaya)

FORREST COUNTY (WDAM) - The children are our future, and both Oak Grove Elementary schools have inventors and scientists showing us we are in good hands.

WDAM was there when the robotics teams began their journey to the 2018 Vex IQ World Championship this past week in Kentucky.

Some of the students had a huge sendoff to the competition with horns and drums serenading them as they headed out from Oak Grove to compete in the largest robotics competition in the world.

All of the "bots" made us proud. The students learned lessons in STEM related subjects and represented Mississippi and the Pine Belt with winning results at the competition, where 400 elementary teams from all over the world competed.

The team leaders sent up snapshots of the action going down at the jam-packed event.

Hats off to the "AquaBots," who won the STEM Research Project Award at the World level for their division. Congratulations to three teams who made it to their division finals: "TwinBots," "BroBots" and "AutiBots."

This is the second year all the teams made it to the World Championship.

"Oak Grove was well represented at worlds, and we are very proud of the eight teams that made the journey to Louisville, KY," said Nadine Amaya, the robotics teacher.