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Robots Coming to Katonah Saturday; Volunteers Wanted

Harvey has put out a call for area kids to volunteer this Saturday as hundreds of middle and high school students from Westchester, the Bronx, and Long Island will descend upon the Katonah school for the Southern New York VEX Robotics’  "In the Zone" State Championship tournament. The public is invited to observe the competition and organizers need student volunteers.

Harvey needs kids, ages 7-18, to help at the all-day event. Those looking for community service hours or those interested in robotics are encouraged to sign up to volunteer.

For more info: email John Wahlers at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call: 914-523-4769

To sign up to volunteer:

1) Click this link to see the SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/aDSJsHF

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) desired.

3)  There will be no account created, thus no password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share email addresses with anyone.

Approximately 60 teams will come together for a full day of competition in which they will battle each other with robots created from VEX EDR. Participants will square off in the VEX Robotics game “In the Zone,” which is played by placing colored bases in scoring zones and stacking cones on those bases. The tournament is accredited by VEX Robotics Inc. and the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation. The tournament website is here.

In addition to Harvey, other Westchester schools competing Saturday in the tournament are Kennedy Catholic of Somers, Masters of Dobbs Ferry and Rye Country Day School.

The practice rounds and skills challenges will take place in Harvey’s 24,000 square-foot Fenstermacher Athletic Center starting at 7 a.m. and ending at 3 p.m. The qualifying rounds and finals will follow from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Photo courtesy of The Harvey School

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