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Page Six N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, February 14, 2019 Norwalk Robotics Team Finds Great Success Information and photos Nicci The Norwalk Robe Warriors Gold (#14568) and Purple (#12783) teams competed in the Clark League of First Tech Challenge (I‘VI‘C) competition. Overall team Purple placed first, while Gold placed third in their division. The First Tech Challenge is a worldwide program for promoting STEM experiences for youth, ages 7th to 12th grade, but it is more than just robots. Norwalk’s robotics team has been tackling tasks from designing, engineering, and programming their robots, but they have also been working on items like budgeting and allocating resources for use throughout the year, marketing, outreach, and communication skills. First Tech Challenge is proven to encourage students to purse education and careers in STEM-related fields, all while enhancing their workolife skills. This is the second year for Norwalk’s robotics program, and it has expanded into a second team, which essentially doubled the number of members able to participate. In their rookie year, the team placed 23rd out of 1425 teams in the Northern Region and want to use this experience to help them reach the World Competition, which is held in Detroit in April. On January 19th, both Norwalk teams competed in the League Championship in Nevada, Iowa. Both teams finished the competition strong with Norwalk Gold finishing in second place and Norwalk Purple finishing in third. Unfortunately, only one team advanced to the next round of tournaments. On February 2nd, N orwalk RoboWarriors Gold competed at John Deere Financial in Johnston in the FTC Super Qualifier. Norwalk had another successful tournament finishing in second place overall and in the process scored the fourth highest score in the state this season. With their second-place finish Norwalk RoboWarriors Gold is now qualified for the FTC Iowa Championships on Feb. 22nd and Feb. 23 in Coralville. Currently both Norwalk teams are ranked in the top 10 of the State with Gold in 3rd and Purple in 6th. Norwalk RoboWarriors Gold is also ranked 92nd out of 7400 teams nationwide. Members of the Norwalk Robo Warriors team include: Caleb Belden, Nick Bergan, Jamison Bice, Will Clarke, Brett Dawson, Dakota Elings, Sydney Fisher, Trevor Fisher, Trent Frederick, Hannah Groos, Olivia Lamb, 'Iyler Lamb, Maddy Lepley, Lex Marshall, Chloe Martin, Derek Means, Eli Newland, Eva Newland, Tyler Rewerts, Noah Schumacher, Adam Serck, Nick Serck, Jaden Smith, Johnathan Tague Spencer Taylor, and Tyler Wicker. The RoboWarrior mascots are Miranda Lamb, Tyler Marshall, and AJ Clarke. Coaches include Jeff Bergan, Jodie Irlmeier, and Tom Lamb. For more information, you can email us at, follow us on Facebook at Robo__Warriors, or contact Jodie Irlmeier. Iowa Public Television Premieres Tradition and Valor: The Story Continues... Iowa Public Television is releasing an updated version of its popular 1994 documentary that explores the impact of African-Americans in Iowa history. Tradition and Valor: The Story Continues... presents the original documentary’ 3 key events along with new materials, including an extended interview with Elaine Estes, the first African-American director of the Des Moines Public Library. It will premiere on Tuesday, February 18th at 8 p.m. on statewide IPTV. IPTV’s 1994 documentary Tradition and Valor chronicled the military service and civil rights achievements of one prominent African-American family from Iowa. Over five decades, members of the Za-Ga-Zig Provost Guard Will Be Selling Nuts This Winter Mammoth Pecan Halves ........................... .. $12 English Walnuts ........................................ ..$10 jumbo Cashews ......................................... ..$12 Pistachios in Shell ................ .................... ..$10 Mixed Nuts (withno peanuts) ................. ..$11 Honey Roasted Peanuts ............................. ..'.$7 Chocolate Covered Peanuts ............... .. ....... ..$8 All Nuts Are Packaged in 16 oz Bags Get Yours Before They’re Gone! Available at N/Warren Town &: County News office Tuesday-Friday 9a.m. to 1p,.m. J .B. Morris family participated in landmark events that shaped our state and nation. IPTV now supplements the original documentary with a new segment, Tradition and Valor: The Story Continues..., in which the late Robert Morris, the program’s producer, examines more about African-Americans who made a difference in Iowa’s history. “When Robert first approached IPTV, we knew this story had to be told,” said Dave Miller, executive ' producer at IPTV. “The new interview sheds more light on the often overlooked contributions of African- American Iowans on state, national and global history.” Robert Morris passed away in February 2017 while building on his original work alongside IPTV producers. Tradition and Valor: The. Story Continues... features an extended interview with Elaine Estes conductedby Morris, as well as a new introduction to the program with his daughter, Jessica Morris. “Iowa lost a valuable voice with the passing of Robert Morris,” said Chuck Czech, IPTV manager of local programming. “He was extremely knowledgeable and passionate, and he focused his energies in sharing stories that really mattered.” Learn more at Looking to Upgrade your Business or Workplace to L.E.D.s? Call for a free estimate, EcoLogix LED lighting Solutions Frank Thomas (515)313-8757 Norwalk Residents and Students Visit With Stan Gustafson ’2» fifiiflnfly afi'flaufifi Vfiwfitfl’fifi In-Floor Geothermal Heating “Insured Certified" 989-0106 ~ SALES SERVICE REPLACEMENT BATHROOM REMODEL