By Amy Maginnis-Honey
Armijo High School freshman Joel Ward held the remote for the 824Z, robot demonstrating its ability to pick up small cones and stack them one on top of the other.
Fellow freshmen Leonard Torres and John Siy operated the 824H robot as it maneuvered around the classroom on a recent afternoon.
They, and fellow robotics team members, hope for community support as the team returns to the VEX Robotics Competition April 25-28 in Louisville, Kentucky.
More than 500 teams representing 30 countries are expected.
Robotics have given freshman Jayden Tiemann a better understanding of academics and how components work in real life, he said. Being involved with the team and robotics class has introduced him to new friends.