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FIRST Robotics at MTHS

Metamora/Woodford Area Robotics Students (MARS/WARS) Team 4143 is a FIRST robotics team based out of Metamora, Illinois. The team is in its fourth years since its founding, with only 6 original team members remaining. The team competes competitively in FIRST sanction regionals, as well in off season competitions. Previous accomplishments include the achievement of the Rookie All-Star award at the 2012 Wisconsin Regional, advancing the team to the 2012 FIRST World Championship, where MARS/WARS finished as a finalist in the Archimedes Division. Team 4143 has received 3 judges award and was a finalist in the Central Illinois Regional in 2014.

The 2015 competitive season is currently in process and MARS/WARS prepares to compete in this year’s game, Recycle Rush. Team 4143 has a local competition, the Central Illinois Regional, and will be traveling to compete in the Midwest Region in Chicago, Illinois. To keep updated on the team’s progress through the season, select the activity title, where semiweekly articles are posted.

The vision of MARS/WARS is to inspire tomorrow’s innovators through technology, competition, and service. This vision extends beyond the competitive build season, as team members are imparted with knowledge and skills that will benefit in their professional careers. A quintessential value of the team is the promotion of education in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) and team members as well as individuals of the community are encourage to pursue careers in the STEM field.