Lancaster robotics teams win regional championships; qualify for state tourney

Lancaster robotics team members, coaches, sponsors and supporters from left are (front row) Mandy Bean, Jessica Cutler, Chris Henley, Mar’Lecia Williams, W. Austin McCarty, Billy McCarty and Angie McNeall; (next row) Richard Cutler, David Pere, Eli Pittman, Katherine Bavuso, Belle Bean and Shaun Mann; (next row) Jonte Milton, Jonathan Lee, Sal Bavuso, Emma Bavuso, Christian Bowers, Kyle Bean and Arthur Bowers; (next row) Jasper Packard, Roman Cutler, Jameson Scott, Kelvin Davis, Bridger Vanderpool, Andrew Apple.

Both of the Lancaster robotics teams were in the first-place winning alliance for their division at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Tech Challenge regional championship in Richmond on February 10.

Their successful showing earned a spot in the Virginia FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship Tournament February 24 at St. Christopher’s School in Richmond…