Local students are challenging each other in a special competition, and it’s helping kids grow in Columbiana County.
The County Robotics Scrimmage is where students from 10 county schools are putting their skills to the test while shining a light on the subjects of STEM.
Students bring their Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills to life by designing, building and
programming a robot to navigate a course and perform tasks.
One teacher says the skills her students learn will help them in the future because there are so many smaller manufacturing companies in this area that need workers.
“They pay decent wages and so for these students to come out of high school and have some of the knowledge they need to go right into a job and make decent money, I think is an awesome thing,” said Michelle Long, STEM teacher for Leetonia robotics team.
One of Long’s students says since joining the robotics team, her passion has shifted and she now
wants to study engineering.
Leetonia, the winner of Tuesday’s scrimmage, earned a trophy and bragging rights, and it’s all to support students’ learning skills they can use in all aspects of their life.