4-H robotics team led by CHS students claims victory at State Fair


Austin Hagood, Editor

The Comanche County branch of 4-H recently competed and won at a robotics competition held on Friday, Oct. 19 at the Texas State Fair in Dallas. The team, which consisted of CHS sophomores Reade Barber, Masyn Donough, and Leif Sanders and junior Dexter Young competed in the senior division of the competition and claimed first place out of the 19 teams who competed.

“It took a lot of work, but it felt nice to win,” Barber said. “The best we’ve ever done before was San Antonio last year, where we got third place.”

The competition was themed around agriculture; the team focused their design around wheat. Their robot,『Sheer Wheat Attack』, was designed similar to a dump truck and was able to hold and use gravity to transport “wheat”, which they represented with marbles.

As a reward for their victory, the team received both a trophy and commemorative jackets from the Texas State Fair.