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By Alex Ross 

Box Elder Bots on their way to Billings competition


Last updated 4/7/2016 at 8:14pm

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Box Elder High School students Alexcia Eaglemen, from left, Carson Walksoverice and Chance LaMere, along with Alex Jones, a service member with the AmeriCorps Energy Corps program, build a robot Wednesday at the school. They are competing in the VEX Robotics Nothing But Net Challenge. They will be presenting their robot Sunday at the Montana TSA State VEX Robotics Event at the Montana Pavilion in Billings.

For six months the Box Elder Bots have been getting together twice a week to design, assemble and transform a box of wires and metal parts into a functioning robot.

The Bots are a group of six high school students at Box Elder School, who, with the guidance of their group mentor Alex Jones, an AmeriCorps service member with the organization's Energy Corps, are competing in this year's VEX Robotics Nothing But Net Challenge.

Montana State University-Northern and the Chippewa Cree Cultural Preservation Department are sponsors of the group.

The Nothing But Net Challenge is an engineering...

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