LADSON, SC (WCSC) - Saturday was an action packed day at College Park Middle School in Ladson where over a hundred students from across the state competed in a VEX Robotics tournament.
Saturday's winners will continue to the state competition, and from there the world championship in St. Louis.
Those competing are in groups of typically four. Each team has a robot that they have designed, built, programmed, and compete with.
Teachers who help put on this tournament say robotics is more than a sport, but a way to prepare students for the future in a way they may not have thought of.
With students coming from all over South Carolina to compete, those putting the tournament on say it's something everyone enjoys coming together to be a part of.
"They are really having a great time and they're meeting other people outside of their school who are interested in the same things they are. So they're making connections that way," Lisa Muggeo, Project Lead the Way Gateway teacher at College Park Middle School said.