HOPE – A car wash to benefit the Hope High School Robotics Team is set for Saturday at the Farmers Bank and Trust branch location at Hervey Square Shopping Center on North Hervey Street.
The car wash is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations will be accepted for car washes.
Robotics coach Kathy Knight said the team is raising funds to close its 2016-2017 competition year. Each competition season requires the construction of a robot to specifications set for the particular contest formats of that season.
Competition formats require robots to overcome obstacles and engage fixed fortification structures while fending off potential adversaries. Particular formats will require specific robotic functions which must be designed and constructed by the students.
Knight said the team’s fundraising goal for the year is $4,000.
Team members include Hanna McCorkle, Mayra Garcia, Johnny Luna, Jerry Noble, Jacob Gunn, Toby Huckabee, Dalton Hulett, Dalton Kenworthy, Clarence Mayberry, Benjamin Knight, Tristain Martin, Josh Gonzales, Kelsey Reedy, Maggie Haynes, Margaret Mayberry, Jacqueline Cully, Kaitlyn Hooker, and Jacob Woeckener.
Sponsors include HHS Assistant Principal Mike Radebaugh, Israel Diaz, and Knight.