The competition is fierce, but some students from Kimberly are up to the task. After winning the Idaho State Championship, they have their sight set on the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics World Championship in Texas.

5026 Tesla Coils is comprised of 6 talented high school students who have been working fervently on their Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills to beat out any and all Idaho opposition.

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Their thousands of hours of work isn’t just about winning. They’ve made sure to inspire other students in the area to consider STEM in their extracurricular activities as well. They want to make sure to exude a sense of gracious professionalism in team meetings, competitions, and within the community.

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With love for what they do and wanting to share it, this great team has logged over 2,900 hours of outreach to design and implement robotics camps, mentor an FLL team, and rookie FIRST Tech Challenge Teams. They were excited to teach the Cottage students of the Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind during an afterschool program set up for STEM.

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5026 Tesla Coils will be on the way soon to Texas for the FIRST World Robotics Championship. A GoFundMe for the 5026 Tesla Coils has been set up to help this dynamic team achieve their best. All donations online up to $2,000 are going to be matched dollar for dollar by Modern Woodmen of America. The FIRST World Championship is on April 17th in Houston, so there’s still time to help the team double down every online donation.


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