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WildStang Robotics Team won the FIRST Technical Challenge

The WildStang Robotics Team won the FIRST Technical Challenge Robotics Competition for the state of Illinois for the third consecutive year Dec. 12.

The "MiniStang" team, consisting of 10 students, competed at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where 34 teams from Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin attended the competition.

The WildStang Robotics team is made up of students from Rolling Meadows, Wheeling, and Prospect High Schools.

The game, called "Hot Shot" is played on a 12-foot by 12-foot playing field. Two alliances, composed of two teams each were to pick up balls and score them through a high or low goal. The alliance with the most scored balls wins each match. The MiniStang robot won all the preliminary matches and they were the highest seeded team going in to the elimination rounds.

Read the entire article at the Daily Herald's website.


Area Highschool will refocus on STEM subjects

With an increased focus on math, science and engineering, Wheeling High School will officially become the Wheeling High School Math, Science and Technology Academy next fall. According to Principal Lazaro Lopez, the school’s new curriculum will help students "prepare for jobs of the future and not the ones we lost in this economy."

Read the article on the Daily Herald's website.


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