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Booker High to hold first ‘Booker Bash’ robotics competition Dec. 9

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Booker High students practice robotics Dec 2017

STUDENTS, START YOUR ROBOTS: Booker High School freshmen students Anthony Perez, left, and Anthony Frisbie, practice their robotics skills in preparation for the Dec. 9 Booker Bash competition. Both students are in the school’s engineering program and both competed in robotics in middle school.

SARASOTA, Dec. 7, 2017- The first-ever Booker Bash VEX Robotics Competition will be held from 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Dec. 9, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Booker High School cafeteria. The event will feature over 40 robotics teams from 13 Sarasota County schools, plus teams from Tampa, Naples and Orlando.

Teams will compete in Robot Skills is an official VEX Robotics category that includes students and robots competing in 1-minute driving and programming skills.  Scores from this event may qualify teams for the Florida VEX Robotics State Championship in February and are great practice for the Florida State Conference and Competition in Orlando in March.

The Booker Bash is open to the public; admission is free. Concessions are available, with proceeds benefiting the Booker High Engineering Program and Key Club.

Booker High School is located at 3201 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota.

About VEX Robotics:

The Robotics Education & Competition Foundation sponsors student competitions using the VEX system of components for programmable robots. The REC Foundation exists to connect students, mentors, and schools in every community to a variety of successful and engaging technology-based programs. The Foundation is committed to promoting technology and related student and professional advancement so that one day these programs become accessible to all students and all schools in all communities.

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