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Out and About - Jefferson High School robotics

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City leaders from throughout Minnesota watched a presentation from the Jefferson High School Robotics Team last Thursday.

It was part of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities Fall Conference, which was held at the Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria.

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The students programmed a robot to throw Frisbees at varying distances.

The students and their advisor/coach, Jeremy Bydlon, told the coalition about the many benefits of the robotics program – how they raise their own money to participate in competitions with other robotics teams (there are more than 180 in the state), how they’ve acquired business-related skills, and how 20 of the program’s 22 graduates have landed science-related jobs.