Gavin Whitman points suggestions to the robot controller Katie VanZant of Wellsville.
Daniel Cevelin gets ready to place a block while Wellsville teammate Connor Ramsey controls the robot.

The first of three VEX Robot Education and Competition qualifiers was held Tuesday evening at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center with four of the county’s 10 high school teams participating. The next two qualifiers will be in January and each team should participate in two of the three qualifiers, according to Jeff Gill, who is leading the Project Inspire robotics events. An elimination tournament is scheduled for Feb. 15 and the top teams in the county can qualify for a spot in the state competition


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