On Wednesday, Mar. 6, around 40 CHS students boarded a charter bus headed to Oklahoma City for their first FIRST robotics competition of the year. FIRST club members built a robot over a span of six weeks, and now has the opportunity to drive it to compete in a game against schools across the nation. At Oklahoma City, the Clayton team members (Robohounds) were joined by 60 other schools and made it past qualification rounds, but were ultimately eliminated in quarterfinals. They compete again at the St. Louis regional, and, as of Mar. 15, they are undefeated with a 7-0-0 record and the 5th ranked team out of nearly 50.
The Robohounds' robot climbs to the second level of the "HAB" platform, an action which earns them extra points at the end of a match.