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Students Put Their Drone Flying Skills to the Test!

Thursday, December 08, 2016
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WHO:               Students from 23 schools across Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties       
WHAT:             Inaugural Drone Competition organized by South Plantation High School showcases middle school and high school students’ drone technology and flying skills. There are three divisions for the competition, based on students’ skill levels. This is the first student inspired drone competition in Florida.          
WHEN:             Saturday, December 10, 2016
                          10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  (Practice runs begin at 7 a.m.)
WHERE:          South Plantation High School - Gymnasium
                          1300 Paladin Way
                          Plantation, Florida 33317
WHY:                The Inaugural Drone Competition aims to inspire and motivate students to pursue STEM-related careers. Students work in teams and, depending on the team’s level of expertise, can design, build and modify their drones to meet competition specifications. "Drone racing is an exciting experience, and working with the new technology that is part of our future is fun," said South Plantation High School junior Morgan Anderson.
Through the South Plantation High drone program, students learn about technology, flight safety, FAA rules and regulations, and drone uses in agriculture, science, real estate, construction and a variety of career industries.
For more information on the Inaugural Drone Competition, contact South Plantation High School teacher Gustavo Junco at 954-696-0195 or visit[Browarddroneleague.wix.com/bcdl]Browarddroneleague.wix.com/bcdl.

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