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Dracut High School Robots Roll Over Competition

Apr 08, 2017 10:18AM ● By Theresa Gilman

To paraphrase an iconic marketing line, these are not your father’s jacks, but these students might be building 21st century Oldsmobiles

At its most recent competition held at Framingham High School, Dracut High School came in sixth out of the thirty-two schools competing.

Now in its second year of existence, the Team has become increasingly sophisticated in its approach to robotics. The competitions are designed and organized as learning experiences, but all students have a great time as they prepare for the competition and then actually compete.

Coached by technology teacher Vinnie DeNufrio, the team is setting its sights on ever more advanced competitions. Team captains Jeff LeMasurier and Mitchell Bailey lead the students through many hours of preparation prior to every competition.

Coach DeNufrio sums up his team's efforts by saying, "The students develop the designs of the robots entirely on their own. In the process, they not only create a successful robot, but also develop the collaborative skills necessary for 21st century engineering pursuits of any type. And, of course, we have great fun throughout the process.”
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