Madera South High School hosts 4th annual robotics competition

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Some state-of-the-art technology was on display in Madera on Friday. (KFSN)

Some state-of-the-art technology was on display in Madera. They were built by students right here in the Valley.

Madera South High School hosted its fourth annual robotics competition on Friday. Fifty teams were there, with 10 from the Central Valley. Some teams came from as far away as Hawaii.

This year's theme was "Recycle Rush," and students had six weeks to assemble a prototype that helps with recycling. Organizers say the minds at work there will leave a big impact.

"These kids potentially could solve the problems that we're facing here in California, and I think programs like this go a long way in developing their skills to do that," said Alan Hollman.

The regional also received a $12,000 grant from PG&E, which helped keep the event local and draw such a crowd.

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