United Local has new Robotics Team

United Local Elementary students, seated, from left, are Nate Hall, Matilyn Hall, Maddox French, MaKayla Hancox; standing, Addyson Blazer, Louden Stryffler and Justus Lewand are members of the school’s new Robotics Team. Also pictured is a Vex programmable Clawbot named J.J.. United Local is participating in a local government innovation fund grant written by Leetonia Schools and the Columbiana County Educational Service Center. The Robotics Team is excited about discovering J.J.’s capabilities by applying science, technology, engineering and math skills they will learn while programming J.J. for a variety of tasks. Teachers leading the Robotics program at United Local recently attended training provided by Integrated Systems Technologies at the Sustainable Opportunity Development Center in Salem. (Submitted photo)