Worthy of the accolades, the Southland Robotics program is thriving and is being noticed! Just seven years into the program, student participation has exploded. In particular, an all-girl team funded by grant money adds to the numbers that started with a few students now includes over 50 middle and high schoolers. Located at the front of the newly renovated school, the Southland Robotics program is more visible to the public.
The Southland community has witnessed the positive results of the robotics program and is among its strongest advocates. "They were all in," Paul Mortenson said about the district. "They see the value in this for the next generation and it's not going away. Robotics is moving ahead and we're making sure we are sending out a prepared student."