Franklin robotics team takes 1st, 2nd place

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Franklin Jr/Sr High School’s VEX robotics team brought home a first and second place finish from the VEX VRC Robotics competition held in Wellsburg, W.V., last Friday.  Franklin took four robots – built by 16 students – to the event held at Brooke County High School.  Franklin’s next competition will be a Pennsylvania State Qualifying Tournament on Dec. 15 at the Sarah Heinz House in Pittsburgh. Team members are Chris Bullard (from left), Kiaran Rios, Tyler Wood, William Robinson, Martin Bastecki, Karl Kestner, Garret Kingdom, Doug Songer, Trevor Wood, Tyler Walkowski, Adam Taylor, Sam Burchfield, David Ferraro, Angela Nardozzi, Erin McKinley and Deborah Seitz. (Submitted photo)