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Friday Harbor High earns third place in its first-ever regional 'R.O.V.' competition

Friday Harbor High School’s “M.A.T.E.” team displays its remotely-operated-vehicle, which earned third place at the regional competition at Renton’s Weyehauser Aquatic Center, May 7. M.A.T.E members, from left; Matthew Skeels, Nicki Le Baron, Michael Barsamian, Alex Halliday and Nick Roberts. - Scott Rasmussen
Friday Harbor High School’s “M.A.T.E.” team displays its remotely-operated-vehicle, which earned third place at the regional competition at Renton’s Weyehauser Aquatic Center, May 7. M.A.T.E members, from left; Matthew Skeels, Nicki Le Baron, Michael Barsamian, Alex Halliday and Nick Roberts.
— image credit: Scott Rasmussen

Friday Harbor High School took third place at the regional Marine Advanced Technology Education competition at the Weyerhauser Aquatic Center, May 7, in Renton.

In its first-ever appearance at the regional M.A.T.E. competition, in which points are awarded for putting a self-constructed “remotely operated vehicle” through a series of underwater tasks, the Friday Harbor squad tallied 315 points, finishing ahead of six others schools, and also earned the Team Spirit 2011 regional award.

 

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