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Ossining O-Bots Team Preps For Hudson Valley Robotics Tournament

The Ossining O-Bots team preparing for this week's regional Robotics competition at Rockland Community College.
The Ossining O-Bots team preparing for this week's regional Robotics competition at Rockland Community College. Photo Credit: Provided

The Ossining O-Bots of Ossining High School are among 47 teams competing in this week's Hudson Valley Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition at Rockland Community College in Suffern.

Nearly 1,200 high school students between the ages of 18 and 18 have qualified from seven countries -- including five high schools in the Hudson Valley.

Led by Ossining High School teachers Doug Albrecht and Mark Scinta, as well as fellow FRC mentor Ken Ocheltree, the O-bots also will compete to win a place in the FIRST® Robotics World Competition taking place in St. Louis on April 26 – 29.

“I’m so proud to see how far our team has come since our 2012 rookie year," Albrecht said. “These kids are our future problem solvers. Aside from the tremendous hands-on learning and real-life STEM skills implementation, they learn teamwork, persistence and how to cope with setbacks. They overcame so many challenges to get to this point, it's amazing and inspirational to watch and await the competition."

The community is encouraged to attend this free event at Rockland Community College on March 24 – 26. For more information, click here . Parents, prospective mentors and students interested in getting involved or starting a team to compete in 2018, should email frcteams@firstinspires.org or visit: http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/start-a-team

Check back with Daily Voice for more Robotics Competition coverage.

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