Barrington High School students (from left) J.J. Xu, Kenny Scharm and A.J. Priola prepare to win a match during the inaugural FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Northern Illinois League Championship robotics tournament at Lundahl Middle School in Crystal Lake January 24, 2015. This is the first high school robotics tournament of its kind to be held in McHenry County. The championship showcased 24 high school robotics teams from communities throughout Northern Illinois, including Barrington, Rockford, Rolling Meadows, Wood Dale and Crystal Lake., Teams faced off in robot matches throughout the day to earn as many points as possible using robots they designed and built. In addition, teams will competed for judged awards in categories such as innovative design and community involvement. The tournament is organized by Crystal Lake Robotics.
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