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Robotics on display

Shown from left are Alex Samuelson, Henry Burns and Molly Kammann -- the "Polar Plungers." Staff photo by Amber Kispert

The Polar Plungers, a group of five third-graders from Liberty Ridge and Royal Oaks elementary schools, presented their robot "Mr. Roboto" to Daisy Troop 53002 at Liberty Ridge Elementary on Dec. 8.

The Polar Plungers are part of the national organization, Lego League, in which elementary school-aged kids design robots and demonstrate what they have learned at a competition. Each year, there is a different theme for the Lego League, and this year's theme is climate change.

The Polar Plungers designed a robot to help with snow removal. The students will compete and showcase their robot on Saturday, Dec. 13 at the regional competition in Minneapolis.

Amber Kispert-Smith

Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.

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