Michael Wright, Smith-Cotton High School's industrial technology instructor, checks the progress of Team SCREAM robotics students as they build their rookie entry for the FIRST regional robotics competition to be held in Kansas City in March. The competition involves teams of robots shooting multiple plastic Wham-O disks into goals placed at various heights. The students have until Feb. 19 to build the robot. Wright was selected by the Sedalia Community Educators Association as the Sedalia School District 200 outstanding educator of the year.
Smith-Cotton High School senior Keegan Kendrick, center, voices his concern to instructor Michael Wright about a proposed design modification in a section of the robot's frame. On the right is fellow student Josh Mefford.