April 4, 2024
Students and families gathered for the annual pancake breakfast in February to help raise funds for the North Union Robotics program. While the district’s teams have been very successul this year and in previous years, district officials said it can be expensive to handle competition fees and travel expenses. (Photo submitted)

NU Robotics success comes with a price


By Michael Williamson, Richwood Gazette

In a few weeks, North Union will send another group of students to the VEX World Championship in Dallas, Texas.

While the qualification brings a lot of pride to the district and to the students who participate, Coach Kristi Matlack said success comes with a high price. Literally.

“Our program is very well supported by our district and our district really steps up,” she said. “But there are all kinds of costs and registration fees. The more they advance, the more fees there are to pay. And it’s more per team. It costs a lot so the teams have to pay a lot.”

Matlack said while it’s great to have so many teams that qualify for ev…

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