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Four East Tennessee teams headed for world robotics event


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OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Apr. 10, 2013 — Oak Ridge, Hardin Valley, Halls and Roane County high schools will be among more than 300 teams competing in the FIRST Robotics World Competition April 24-27 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Lonnie Love said the four area teams have more preparations and other tasks to undertake prior to heading for St. Louis.

"The fact you have four East Tennessee high schools in the world competition is extremely rare," said Love, who managed the 11-state regional tournament in Knoxville that advanced the four area teams to St. Louis.

UT-Battelle sponsored the four teams and 10 other East Tennessee teams during their preparations for the regional tournament.

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