The Vernonia High School Loggerbots were in first place out of 59 teams after the first day at the Oregon FIRST Robotics Competition. The Loggerbots, team 4127, had a record of 7-0 at the Memorial Coliseum after the competition ended Friday evening. The Loggerbots were scheduled to start competing again at 9:45 AM on Saturday morning. is only the second year Vernonia High School has enter a robot in the competition. Last year the team finished 59 out of 66 teams.
FIRST Robotics is an organized international program that encourages youth to compete using knowledge based in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Each year the teams are given a basic starter kit and a new set of tasks that will be worth points in the competition. This year the teams were required to launch a frisbee through a small target and climb a pyramid.
The Loggerbots have received assistance from numerous local volunteer community mentors as well as sponsorship from local businesses.