The students signed up for a full day of robotics.

Shannon Kennedy, Elise Wellman, and Kendra Castagna built the winning robot.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — As a child, Elise Wellman played with Lego robotics. 

But on Friday, it was a whole lot different game.

National Guardsmen dropped a box full of parts with a manual. She and her fellow Pittsfield High School students were told to open to a page that just had pictures.

Now build a remote-controlled robot that will open a mailbox, pull a block out, and then transport it to another location, they were told.

“This is really tricky but we figured it out. It can be challenging but we overcame the challenge,” Wellman said.

In fact, Wellman’s team of her,

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