by Ben"Jamin" Hermon
At my FIRST (no pun intended) robotics competition, I didn’t know what to expect from the robotics teams participating in the Centerline competition. The sound of teams screaming nearly deafening, as every square inch of the gymnasium was bustling with team spirit, prompting many (including Mrs. Reickert) to wear ear protection. Speaking of team spirit, the mascots were full of it, cheering and supporting their robots. The robots were also impressive, performing the desired tasks with varying amounts of difficulty. Some had incredibly smooth movements, like silk, but others moved with less fluidity. Either way, the robots were impressive creations, and the variety of the robot designs and functions made my jaw hit the floor. Overall, the first competition I attended was interesting, and I’m looking forward to the next.