POSTED: 6:56 a.m. HST, Apr 27, 2012
LAST UPDATED: 9:16 a.m. HST, Apr 27, 2012
Hawaii is being represented at the 2012 FIRST Championship robotics event in St. Louis, Mo., by teams from seven high schools and one elementary school.
The participating schools are Waialua High and Intermediate; Punahou School and Kalani High School as well as Island Pacific Academy from Oahu; Kealakehe and Kohala High Schools from Hawaii island and Maui's Baldwin High School.
Three separate robotics competitions comprise the event including FIRST Robotics Competition Championship, the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship and the FIRST LEGO League World Festival. The Junior FIRST LEGO League World Festival Expo also is part of the event at the Edward Jones Dome.