The Orange High School robotics team has qualified for the FIRST Robotics World Championship by winning the Finger Lakes Regional competition March 10-12 in Rochester, N.Y.

It marks the third competition year in a row that the Orange team, called the Flying Circuits, has qualified for the world championship. This year’s event will be April 20-23 in Houston.

At the regional, the Flying Circuits placed first among 37 teams. The 24-member team was the No. 1-ranked alliance after the qualifying rounds.

The Flying Circuits also received the Creativity Award, sponsored by Rockwell Automation, which co-adviser Ryan McMonigle said is also a sponsor of the OHS team.

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