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Team 1051 Finishes 2nd in State Competition

Marion County FIRST Robotics TEAM 1051 competes at an off-season event

During the months of June and July students and mentors of the Marion County FIRST Robotics TEAM 1051 designed and built a competition robot at the Academy for Careers and Technology (ACT). Team members and their robot competed August 7 and 8, 2021, at the initial South Carolina Robotics and Practical (SCRAP), an off-season event, at the Jamil Temple in Columbia, SC. The team competed with 18 other FIRST teams from South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia playing the 2020/2021 competition game Infinite Recharge. TEAM 1051 finished overall second in the competition after the completion of qualification matches, alliance selections, and a round robin tournament. In addition to competing, TEAM 1051 volunteered to help set up the competition venue to include audio visual, workshop class rooms, competition game area, and pit areas.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an international program with emphasis on math and science. The culmination for this project is to build a robot to compete in FIRST event(s). Students work alongside practicing engineers and professionals in a time sensitive and highly technical competitive project. All Marion County high school students are eligible to participate.

TEAM 1051 members are: Ronisha Genwright, Nye’Eve Jackson, Jabari Lane, Hannah Lawson, Vraj Patel, Selena Shelley, Hanna Wheeler, and Virginia White. Mentors: Mr. Dan Farrow and Mr. Jack Roach.

Team 1051 normally organizes mid-October for the upcoming competition season. High school students and adults wishing to join, support, or wanting general information may contact Dan Farrow at or Darrell Jameson at or (843) 423-1941. Information concerning the FIRST programs can be found at