The Prout School’s robotics team places first in state

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WAKEFIELD — The Prout School’s robotics team finished first out of 32 Rhode Island middle and high school robotics teams in the state championships of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge.

The event was held on Saturday, Feb. 3, at New England Institute of Technology. As a result of its win on Saturday, The Prout School team will represent the state of Rhode Island at the FTC Super Regionals in Scranton, PA on March 16 and 17.

In addition to its competitive success, the team also won the Inspire Award, the highest award a team can be given. The Inspire Award winner is an inspiration to other teams, acting with gracious professionalism both on and off the playing field.

The Prout team also placed second for the Control Award. This judged award celebrates a team that uses sensors and software to enhance the robot’s functionality on the field.

The team is sponsored by Schneider Electric and Greenwood Credit Union.