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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 cheering section with Team Krunch from East Lake High School in Tarpon Springs, Fla. erupted during Saturday's quarterfinal match. They ultimately earned a spot in the world championship, which takes place next month.

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