M Cubed (blue and grey shirts) and the Boa Constructors (orange shirts) represented West Virginia at the First Robotics World Championship event in Detroit, MI.

Two robotics teams from Union headed to the FIRST Robotics World Championship in Detroit to compete against opposing teams from around the world last week. The Boa Constructors and M Cubed are both robotics teams organized through Monroe County 4-H in Union, and are a part of the Monroe County 4-H Club.

The Boa Constructors post with their first-place trophy for Gracious Professionalism.

FIRST LEGO League robotics teams build and program LEGO robots that then compete against other team’s robots for points. They also complete an educational presentation on a topic assigned to them. Worldwide, the FIRST LEGO league consists of over 32,000 teams, including around 255,000 total participants, from 32 countries. The Boa Constructors won first place for Gracious Professionalism, a highly esteemed award in the FIRST program.