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School's robotics team recognized for big win at regional qualifiers

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The robotics team shows off their creation to school visitors. Source: Risen Christ Lutheran School on Facebook The robotics team shows off their creation to school visitors. Source: Risen Christ Lutheran School on Facebook
L-R, Front Row: Sekel Ortiz, Alijah McDonald, Katherine Hager. Back Row: Mayor Marilyn Hatley, Jan Snyder, Jack Austin, Sean Cherney. Source: City of North Myrtle Beach L-R, Front Row: Sekel Ortiz, Alijah McDonald, Katherine Hager. Back Row: Mayor Marilyn Hatley, Jan Snyder, Jack Austin, Sean Cherney. Source: City of North Myrtle Beach

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A team of young robotics engineers from the Risen Christ Lutheran School was recognized this week for winning at a regional qualifier in Charleston.

During their February 4 meeting, the North Myrtle Beach City Council recognized the school's robotics team for winning the Overall Championship Trophy in North Charleston Regional Qualifier for South Carolina Junior's First Lego League, according to a news release from the city.

The team won the trophy for exemplifying the league's competition categories: core values, robot design, project research, and robot performance, the release states. The team will go on to compete against 80 schools in the state championship in Lexington on February 23.

Risen Christ was the only private school among the 18 entered in the regional qualifier.

 The team is coached by David Hart and Jan Snyder, the release states. Student team members are Sean Cherney, Michael Hart, Jack Austin, Katherine Hager, Alijah McDonald, Christopher Handl, Sekel Ortiz, and Chandler Pate.

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