BIS robotics team shines in first competition


The Bellefontaine Intermediate School robotics team fared well in their first-ever competition at North Union over the weekend.

The Chiefs finished 26th out of 41 teams and earned the prestigious judges award.

The BIS Bacon Bots team members are fifth-graders Griffin Burkhardt, Garrett Gossard, Matthew Torsell, Jerome Wickham, and Camden Vollrath.

The kids worked countless hours building their bot and creating autonomous programming for a series of different skills. They also kept an engineering notebook of their entire process and problem-solving journey.

The engineering notebook was reviewed by a team of professionals from the community. Along with this review, teams were interviewed. All of these skills combined with a positive attitude went into selecting a team to win the judges award.

Lauren Burkhardt is the Bacon Bots coach. She is assisted by Sandi Chervenak and Jordan Reser.

Burkhardt said, “We’re so proud of the Bacon Bots and their showcase of grit, charisma, and teamwork this weekend.”