The Barnesville Middle School Robotics Team won the State Championship trophy in competition in Columbus, March 2-3. The team, coached by Project Lead the Way teacher Jon Jordan came out on top along with its "alliance" partner teams from Marengo Highland Middle School. There were 42 qualifying teams from more than a dozen Ohio schools.

A second Barnesville team placed second, resulting in two trophies for the local school.

Next up for the Barnesville and Highland teams, the VEX Robotics World Championship in Louisville, Ky., on April 25-28. This trip to world's is going to be expensive. If anyone would like to help us get there they can contact me by email.