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Sterlington Middle hosts 46 teams in Robotics Mat Challenge

Posted Date: 11/08/2023

Sterlington Middle hosts 46 teams in Robotics Mat Challenge

Sterlington Middle School hosted more than 100 middle school students for a Robotics Mat Challenge. This is the third competition Sterlington Middle has hosted post-COVID in an attempt to bring more competitions to our area.

“I wanted to motivate my students and other schools to get involved,” said Ben Hobson, Sterlington Middle Mathematics and STEM instructor. “The goal is to be able to have four competitions a year.”

More than 40 teams competed, including students from Sterlington Middle, Good Hope, West Ridge, Calhoun Middle, Woodlawn Junior, Neville Junior and JS Clark.

Neville took home top prize with a total of 260 points. The Good Hope team made up of Jere Smith and Ben Tompkins placed second with 250 points. Host school Sterlington Middle finished third with a total of 245 points. Its team included students Benjamin Hamm, Emarie Bruscato, Landry Stutts and Ansley Johnson. 

The Sterlington Middle team had the top overall average with 180 points, and Good Hope Middle finished second with 178 points.  

The next competition will be a SumoBot Competition in December.