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Kids on winning robotics Indianapolis team told, 'Go back to Mexico'

March 17, 2017View for printing

And now they're going to the Vex IQ World Championship next month in Louisville.

"They were pointing at us and saying that 'Oh my God, they are champions of the city all because they are Mexican. They are Mexican, and they are ruining our country." Diocelina Herrera, Indianapolis

"They yelled out rude comments, and I think that they can talk all they want because at the end we're still going to Worlds," said team leader Elijah Goodwin, 10. "It's not going to affect us at all. I'm not surprised because I'm used to this kind of behavior." Elijah Goodwin, 10, Indianapolis

The PantherBots know how to persevere. Just a few months ago, this team knew nothing about robotics.

The low-income school was given a grant to develop a robotics program. Fourth-grade teachers were asked to identify 10 students who had potential and exhibited leadership qualities.

USA Today Network Suzette Hackney, The Indianapolis Star

Full Story: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/n ... m/99301384/
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