Robotics team of Craig High School and Parker High School students seeks donations to compete at nationals

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Gazette staff
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

JANESVILLE—A robotics team of Parker and Craig high school students is seeking donations to compete in a national meet in April.

The team won the Lake Superior Regional in Duluth, Minn., last weekend, according to a written release. The win qualifies the US First Rock n' Robots Team 3692 for the national competition in St. Louis, April 22-26.

At the national event, about 400 robots from around the world will compete, according to the release.

“The robotics club is looking for help raising funds to go to this event,” Bob Getka, student adviser, said in the statement.  “Any monetary gift will be greatly appreciated.  The cost of the registration is $5,000, and the cost of taking students will be close to another $5,000. Donations can be mailed to Parker High School.”

The team members who participated this past weekend were Evan Douglas, Bobby Getka, John Jones, Nick Krebsbach, Nick Matchett, Alesha Morovits, Anthony Pierson, Kyle Pierson, Zach Pollard, Noah Seichter, Harmony Shepherd, Blake Stacks, Mathew Stratton, Austin Thomas, and Dustin Zittlow, according to the release.

“We would like to thank our sponsors Prent Corporation, Pierson Products and the School District of Janesville for their support without whom we would have been unable to have this amazing opportunity,” Getka said in the release.

To make a donation to the robotics team contact Getka at 608-436-8044.

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