The David Crockett High School Robotics Team clinched a spot at the world championship after placing at the Palmetto Regional in South Carolina. Now the team looks to raise funds to go the Houston Texas for the big showdown.

From STAFF REPORTS

The David Crockett Robotics Team is headed to Houston.

The Rat Rod Robotics Team 5022 qualified for a world championship competition after placing at the Palmetto Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in South Carolina.

The group teamed up with other teams in the regional competition to clinch a spot in the Houston competition.

Now, the team will be heading to the FIRST World Championship in Houston Texas April 17.

The team will be competing with and against robots from 70 countries.

So far, John Deere has paid the team’s event fee of $5,000. The team’s preliminary cost is around $14,000 to send 20 students and five chaperons to the competition.

The team has been conducting fundraisers for the trip. To see updates and to donate to the team, visit https://www.gofundme.com/6zcvy4w?member=1834542&fbclid=IwAR1hdi2bpRcYJmqJT_hg7XPUQnHABfpjS94E6oi_HI2MJwAt1iWRVL5ycb8