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Chamber congratulates Team 1501 T.H.R.U.S.T.

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2016

This past weekend, the Huntington County 4-H Robotics Team, Team 1501 T.H.R.U.S.T., traveled to St. Louis, where they competed with over 600 teams from 24 countries for the title of world champion. At the championship, there are eight playing fields leading into a championship field. Each of the playing fields are named after various scientists, with Einstein being the final championship field. The winner from each of the eight playing fields play on the prestigious field of Einstein. The Huntington County 4-H Robotics Team was victorious in their field, named Archimedes. Their advancement allowed the team to continue to Einstein for world champion.

From the eleven Indiana teams in attendance, team 1501 T.H.R.U.S.T. was the only victorious team to advance to Einstein. It had been eight long years since an Indiana team has advanced this far. After 125 qualification matches, Team 1501 T.H.R.U.S.T. seeded first in their field and also holds the high score for their field of Archimedes and the 4th highest score in the world. The competition was tough on Einstein and they fell in the quarterfinals by a mere 12 points. However, Team 1501 T.H.R.U.S.T. returns home with the Archimedes world sub-division gold medal and a ranking of number seven out of over 3,100 world wide teams. The mentors and team members said they would like to thank all their sponsors, and the many local businesses in Huntington who made it possible for the students to attend world championship 2016.

Huntington County 4-H Robotics empowers young minds in our community with engineering, business and leadership knowledge in order to gain scientific and problem solving skills for use in their future endeavors. Through our 4-H special interest group, students will learn how to construct a competitive robot through engineering design and hands on building.

Shown in the photograph are three of the students from the Huntington County 4-H Robotics Team T.H.R.U.S.T. along with their mentor, Chris Elston, pictured at far right.