Classroom Champions: Robotics team at Woodland High needs work benches

Iron Wolverines robotics team says workbenches will help protect important tools
Updated: May. 8, 2019 at 8:43 PM EDT
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Dorchester, SC (WCSC) - They could become rocket scientists, or run their own business. The Iron Wolverines of Woodland High School focus on engineering, business, and accelerated academics.

They do everything from build robots to launch global space balloons. And their teacher, Sylvester Rolack, says the team desperately needs workbenches to better organize their tools.

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"Here at Woodland High School being located in a rural area, the Iron Wolverines give many students opportunities to participate in student events, such as launching rockets, drone racing and FIRST robots," student Katey Bush said.

The Iron Wolverines build robots and do a whole lot more to challenge young minds. The robotics/engineering team consists of almost two dozen students.

"We invest a lot in our tools, and we'd like to keep them protected. We've been looking into investing in work benches that will help the future generations of the Iron Wolverines," student Edith Mora said.

Sylvester Rolack is the business and technology teacher at Woodland. He says workbenches will create more work space for his team, improving time and productivity of projects. Rolack is turning to the Donors Choose website to raise $1935, the cost of two mobile workbenches.

"Not only would work benches help us organize our tools, but it would also help us keep them in working conditions for future team members," student Isaiah Smalls said.

Former team members have made the Dean’s list in college, and have gone on to successful careers.

For students growing up in a rural area, extra curricular activities are important to helping students grow in confidence and gain exposure.

If you’d like to help, click here to donate. The Donors Choose website will collect the money, purchase the items and then send them to the teacher.

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