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    Students must meet selection criteria
    • Grades
    • Test scores
    • Good attendance
    • No discipline issues
    • Essay
    • Teacher recommendations/references

    Students that meet criteria will be sent information via the U.S. postal service in order to register for the LASER robotics lottery.  All lottery forms must be postmarked and mailed back by the designated date.  Forms are NOT accepted in person or at any Camdenton R-III school location.


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    FTC is designed for those who want to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams of up to 10 students are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as for well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.  Teams advance from local qualifying tournaments to state championship tournaments, before advancing to the World Championship Tournament, held each year in St. Louis, Mo.

    Students must apply to be team members, meet designated criteria and lottery rules apply.

    Students get to: 
    checkbox gold  Design, build, and program robots
    checkbox gold  Apply real-world math and science concepts
    checkbox gold  Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills
    checkbox gold  Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
    checkbox gold  Earn a place in the World Championship
    checkbox gold  Qualify for nearly $9.7 million in college scholarships