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ELC N.E.R.D.S learn and grow at State

ELC Robotics team competes at Briar Cliff

January 9, 2020
Amy H. Peterson - Staff Writer ( , Estherville News

Placing 13th out of 21 teams at state competition in Sioux City Jan. 5 was not a reflection on the dedication, hours, and hard work the ELC Robotics Team devoted to its 2019-2020 robot.

The device, 6624, is the work product of coders, builders, operators and designers, all of whom spend nights, weekends, and after school hours using their tech knowledge to make the contraption go and do what it's meant to go and do.

The team is called N.E.R.D.S. for Northwest [Iowa] Engineering Robot Design Specialist.

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Kris Turner, ELC High School science teacher, has been faculty adviser for several years, assisted by other faculty members including Talented and Gifted teacher Lois Fraser (retired 2019) and English teacher Grant Thomas.

Turner said, "Incredibly proud of our team this year; definitely one to remember. Our team did a fantastic job this year, even if we did fall short at our state meet."

At an early season competition at Hull, the N.E.R.D.S placed fifth out of 12 teams.

2019-2020 team members include Kai Li Dong, Grace Johnson, Olga Martin-Felipe, Austin Henning, Ahries Nissen, Bryan Peterson, Cole Danner, Yahir Diaz, and Camron Tripp.



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