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WJLA, March 31, 2013

D.C. high schools compete in FIRST robotics competition

At least 10 D.C.-based schools entered this year's FIRST competition, which was dubbed the "Ultimate Ascent". Teams were challenged to build remote control robot to "fling Frisbee-type discs through targets and climb 10-foot-tall pyramids for extra points."

The Robo Hamsters are just one of 58 teams in the competition, but it wasn't just costume play, they're trying to qualify for the world championships in St. Louis and college scholarships funded by FIRST and its various donors.

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