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Citrus Circuits season another casualty of coronavirus

365体育投注Citrus Circuits, the local high school robotics team, has had the remainder of its 2020 competition season suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

365体育投注FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), which organizes and administers the FIRST Robotics Competition, announced the suspension of events on March 12. FIRST suspended all events worldwide, including the world championships, in order to prevent unnecessary travel, large gatherings, and the spread of COVID-19 among teenagers and adult volunteers.

After winning its first competition of the season, Citrus Circuits had planned to compete in the St. Louis and Sacramento regionals, as well as the world championships in April.

Meetings for the robotics team have also been suspended as part of school closures by the Davis Joint Unified School District. The team will be focusing on distance learning and online training to help prepare for the possible resumption of robotics competitions in the fall.

365体育投注When asked about the season suspension, team captain Katie Stachowicz said, “​Our season, although cut short, taught me a million things I never knew before. The skills we learn on our robotics team and the people we learn alongside are infinitely more valuable than the results of our competitions.”

365体育投注Students from Citrus Circuits are looking for opportunities to support the community. Projects include working on face masks to go to hospitals that are struggling with an influx of patients with COVID-19.

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