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One team of IKM-Manning junior high girls and another team of high school boys will be joining 46 other Iowa STEM teams in competing at the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) State Championship competition this weekend in Coralville. These teams had to compete against the top 24 teams in western Iowa to win a spot at the University of Iowa sponsored event. The junior girls’ team of Macie Doyel, Jessica Thomssen, Tina Thomssen, Bailey Cantrell and Sierra Ferry landed in sixth place at that competition after 30 matches. They qualified in the eighth position to advance to the state competition. The high school boys’ team of Zachary Spoelstra and Grant Behrens finished in 14th place overall in the qualifying round to advance into 15th position at state. The top 14 teams from the State Championships on Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25 will advance to the North Super Regional Competition, March 30 through April 1 at the US Cellular/DoubleTree Convention Center in Cedar Rapids. This coming Saturday’s event in Coralville will be live streamed and can be accessed by following the link included below. The IKM-Manning student’s participation in this event is made possible by funds provided through IKM-Manning GALA donations.
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