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Huntington High School Gearheads gearing up for world competition

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The Huntington  High School Robotics Team, otherwise known as the ‘Gearheads,' are gearing up for their second year in the Robotics FTC World Championship.

The championship is scheduled for April 23-26 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. Team 3162 and its lit-up green robot will be traveling to St. Louis for the second year in a row, but have qualified for the competition three times.

The team recently traveled to San Antonio where they were picked out of 600 teams to move onto the next level. Senior Aaron Loggins says it's a dream, especially since he wants to start his own robotics team after college.

"[I'm feeling] excited, like, proud, that I was part of the team that got to do this," Loggins said.

He says the team will be expected to raise its own robot, raise a flag, pick up blocks and put it in the baskets.

"We hang ourselves and then the other robot comes and hangs on us and the hard part is getting our robot to be strong enough to hang itself and to actually hold the weight of the other robot and it's just about gearing and your motor and everything," Loggins said.

The team still needs sponsors for the team, and if you're interested, you can contact them at (936) 876-4150 ext. 4017 or at palbritton@huntingtonisd.com.

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