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TK Students Team with Barry County 4-H in Robotics Program

 The Michigan State University Extension/Barry County 4-H has been offering Lego Robotics programming classes for the last six weeks at Page Elementary. Thornapple Kellogg students ages 8 to 14 have been able to learn programming basics from MSU representative Courtney Larsen.

More than 20 students  participated, many of whom have voiced plans to participate as members of the Thornapple Kellogg's Lego Robotics teams next fall. 

Class participants can form teams and participate in regional 4-H robotics competition this summer at the Barry County Fair. This competition is open to teams having at least one 4-H member.  There will be a Lego Mindstormers intermediate division, a Lego Mindstormers advanced division and a junk drawer division for those who have not used Lego Mindstormers.  Each division will have an allotted amount of time to build and program their robot to complete a prescribed challenge.  The contest takes place July 22, at 4 p.m. in the variety tent. 

 Contact the Barry County Extension office for more information and registration at 269-945-1388