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Hellgate Students Earn Trip to Intl. Robotics Competition

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A team of Hellgate Elementary and Middle School students earned the chance to compete in an international robotics building competition.

The First Lego League World Festival is a tournament in St. Louis, Missouri, featuring 80 teams from around the world.

Teams build robots out of Legos, and program the robot to navigate through an obstacle course.

The Nuclear Ninja Bots team from Hellgate were crowned Montana Regional Champions earlier this month at the state competition in Bozeman.

That win earned them the chance to compete at the World Festival in April.

Dean Perkins, a Hellgate 3rd grade teacher and robotics instructor said, "Perseverance is huge, usually they fail most of the time and then they have to figure out ways to solve those problems."

Nic Dzomba, a Hellgate 8th grader added, "But, at the same time it's really fun, like we can just laugh about anything bad that happens or anything good that happens, yeah that's the reason I like robotics so much."

The Nuclear Ninja Bots are working to raise enough funding for airfare and hotel rooms before the World Festival.

If you would like to contribute to the trip, send donations to:


Hellgate Elementary
c/o Noreen Anderson , District Clerk
2385 Flynn Lane
Missoula, MT 59808

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