BENNINGTON — After meeting remotely as a group on Zoom since the fall, Bennington students involved in the younger First Tech robotics teams got together — in person — for the first time, to practice on-site in their small, robotics competition arena.
The Cookie Clickers, the younger of the two groups did test runs for the upcoming state-wide virtual competition. The team includes students Nolan Hunt, 12, Callam Jomaa, 12, and Erich Capella, 11, and coaches Chris Callahan, Karl Capella, and Jackie Kelley.
The group met at the Bennington Area Makerspace or BAM at 239 Main Street on Tuesday, March 9.
BAM’s second team is of high school age students at Hoosac School in Hoosick, N.Y. That team is coached by Ken Lorenz and Chris Callahan. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and concerns, the second group did not meet with the group on Tuesday.
The two teams…