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Pembroke Academy Robotics team wins more awards

The Pembroke Academy Robotics team added yet more hardware to their awards shelf over the weekend.

Joe Landry and Jason White competed in the Maine State Championship in Cape Elizabeth this weekend. They were finalists at the competition and won the Programming Skill Award, the Driver Skills Award and the Excellence Award, which makes them the school’s second team to qualify for the VEX World Championship in Anaheim, Calif., in April.

At the World Championship, Joe and Jason will join Alicia Crichlow, Devin St. Onge and Joshua Young, who qualified for the top contest at an event last month in Rhode Island.

Pembroke Academy has fielded eight teams this year, with each team designing, building and programming its own robot to complete a task during the competitions.

Joe and Jason were the only team that traveled to Cape Elizabeth for the Maine competition, determined to make it to the world stage after missing out during four consecutive weekends of competition, adviser David Kelly said in an email.

(Sarah Palermo can be reached at 369-3322 or spalermo@cmonitor.com or on Twitter @SPalermoNews.)

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