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January 10, 2014

Cherokees to host VEX Robotics Competition

TAHLEQUAH — Hundreds of students will converge on Sequoyah Schools’ campus Saturday, Jan. 11, 9 a.m., to 7 p.m., for the fifth annual Cherokee Nation VEX Robotics Competition.

The elimination tournament begins at 5 p.m. and all competitions will be in the Place Where They Play Sequoyah gym, 17091 S. Muskogee Ave.

Cherokee Nation’s Education Services department will host three robotics competitions this year. In the “Toss Up” game, school-age and college divisions will compete to see who can maneuver their self-built robot to score the most balls into goals on the playing field.

In the VEX IQ Challenge, students problem solve with their robots to earn points. Teams score by placing 40 balls of varying sizes into four goals or four rings on the playing field.

This is the largest VEX contest in terms of students registered that the Cherokee Nation has had.  More than 400 students, in middle school to college, from at least three states, will compete.

For more information, contact Daniel Faddis at (918) 316-1615.

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