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4-H Force Club

Posted: May 17, 2012

Members of the 4-H Force Robotics Team 4031 traveled to St. Louis, Missouri from April 25-29 to compete in the FIRST National Championship with their robot "The Enforcer."
Front Row: Alaina Anand, Laken Delaney, Stefany Alexander, Brandon Alanskas  Back Row: Victoria Holben, Alex Russell, Tyler Holben, "The Enforcer", Padon Rishell, Matt Vipond, Katie Russell.

Front Row: Alaina Anand, Laken Delaney, Stefany Alexander, Brandon Alanskas Back Row: Victoria Holben, Alex Russell, Tyler Holben, "The Enforcer", Padon Rishell, Matt Vipond, Katie Russell.

The Enforcer placed 64th out of 100 robots in the Galileo division. There were a total of 400 robots that competed. They were divided into 4 divisions. The Galileo division had the robot that eventually won the overall championship.

Members had the opportunity to visit with several colleges that were present to learn about opportunities in college for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. There is over 14 million dollars in scholarship available to youth who have participated in the FIRST Robotics programs.

The Club plans to be busy this summer promoting the robotics program and new members are encouraged to join them as they prepare for next year’s competitions. “The Enforcer” plans to be in some of the local parades and visit various other locations including State Achievement Days and Ag Progress Days.

The 4-H Force Club is one of the nine 4-H Robotics Clubs started this year in Pennsylvania. The clubs were partenered with jcpenney stores in their area. 4-H Force was partnered with the DuBois jcpenney and drew members from Jefferson and Clearfield Counties. Susan Alexander and Jana Davidson were the extension educators guiding the club.

We used our Dairy Promotion Cow costume as our mascot – Laken wore the costume and was a huge success.