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Gearing up for competition

Gearing up for competition
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The Robotics Club, home to both North and South students, has begun preparing for their upcoming competition season kicking off in January. According to Jeffrey Santrock, a mentor and former chemical engineer for GM, the Gearheads team is given a challenge that their robot must complete successfully. They rely on the robot’s practicality rather than prior knowledge of the challenge, just as they would in a real competition.

“What we try to do is anticipate what might be different components of the game and then use those as fun teaching tools,” said Santrock.
North student Allan Cooney ’25, has been involved with the club since he was a seventh grader. He said that this drill, with its hands-on experience, is an exciting way to bring in interested recruits.
“In a lot of science classes at school, you just learn about how the material applies to something,” Cooney said. “But in robotics, you get to take what you learn, apply it and watch it all actually come together.”

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Layla Demir '24, Staff Writer
Layla Demir ’24 has always had a passion for the creative side of things. She is eager to step outside the box, and being a staff writer on Tower allows her to do this often. “You have to deal with a lot of the controversial stories,” Demir said. “It'll be a learning curve for me, but it will be fun and challenging.” Demir is a strong leader both in and out of the classroom. With being a full-time waitress at Andiamos, Demir has a very busy schedule. Nevertheless, she always puts in 100 percent effort and is a huge help to her peers. “We have a great newspaper here at South, and I think it's something really special to be a part of,” Demir said.

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