The Choctaw Central High School robotics team competed in the Peachtree Regional Robotics Competition in Duluth, Georgia, March 14-16. The "Chahta Warriors" problem solved to overcome technical robotics problems scoring well in the qualifying rounds.

Sixty teams representing eight states battled with their robots during the intense competition. The competition is designed to inspire recognition in science and technology. Over a period of six short weeks, students team up with professional engineers and programmers to design, build and program a machine to accomplish certain specified tasks. Chahta Warrior team members worked hard two nights a week and on Saturdays during the build season. Their hard work and dedication paid off.

More important that the awards, our team members experienced, first hand, the value of professionalism, teamwork, and dedication. Many are now enthusiastic about potential careers in engineering and technology.

The team is grateful to the mentors and sponsors for making it possible to continue the robotics program at Choctaw Central High School. Their support on this project has a direct bearing on its success.

This year Chahta Warriors Team #590 was sponsored by NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center and Teradata Corporation.

For more information about the Chahta Warriors or FIRST Robotics, please visit our team website at