Buhl High School Robotics Team Compete in World Championship
BUHL, Idaho – Buhl High School’s robotics team recently competed in the FIRST Robotics World Championship in Houston, Texas.
“Buhlean Operators” took a team of nine to the FIRST Robotics Competition which featured over 450 teams from around the world. Buhl High School was honored to have the opportunity to attend after receiving the Engineering Inspiration Award.
The team received compensation for entering the contest, but still had to raise $14,000 in just three weeks. Fortunately, only five days after the announcement of the award, Buhl High School was able to fully fund the trip to Houston.
Caleb Wells is a junior at Buhl High School and said this opportunity was a once-in-a-lifetime chance.
“Being from a small town, you don’t get a lot of opportunities like this and I’m just grateful that our community stepped up and was able to be there for us,” he said.
Wells wants to continue his studies in computer programming at university and that the robotics team has given him the skills to do so.
“I’m hoping to go to BSU for computer science, which I think this class will complement very well. As far as robotics classes go, I’ve gained a lot of valuable knowledge throughout these few years that I did and things that I know now I will take with me for the rest of my life,” he said.
Kelsey Margulieux has been a robotics coach for six years and knows that this robotics class and team are very important to Buhl High School.
“For some of our students, robotics is the reason they stay in high school or fight to keep their grades high enough to travel and seeing the impact this has on students at all levels is truly rewarding. “, she said. .
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