Robotics teams to power up skills at RARC

Natchitoches Magnet and E-Lab schools will send teams tothe Regional Autonomous Robotics Circuit. Students must build, design and program their robot. NMS students share the roles of placer, programmer, builder and evaluator. Each robot competes against other schools’ creations. Competitions are made of a series of programming tasks that over a hundred teams race to perform successfully. From left are Magnet School students Keshon Rushing, Glenn Austin Moffett, Madison Johnson, Nathan Collinsworth and Timothy Rodriguez.

Two schools from Natchitoches Parish, Natchitoches Magnet School and NSU Elementary Lab School, will have their robotics teams competing at the Regional Autonomous Robotics Circuit (RARC) Saturday, April 27 at the Bossier Civic Center.

They will be attending the RARC alongside other elementary, middle and high school teams from Bossier, Caddo, Ouachita, Sabine, Vernon and Webster Parishes and Bowie County, Texas.

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RARC is a series of three cyber and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) competitions for students in grades 2-12.

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E-Lab participants are, on front row from left, Sean Remo, Caroline Church, Grace Smith, Jacob Smith and Braxton Lamburt. On back row are Mrs. Church, Darrell Roque, Anna Weaver, Victor Pickney, Noah Dillard, Jacob Roquemore, Jadyn Hoover, Max Hines and Will Heitman