C Spire‘s C3 Jr. Challenge

Published: Sep. 14, 2023 at 9:19 PM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Twenty teams from across the state participated in C Spire’s C3 Junior Coding Competition at Mississippi Children’s Museum.

Fourth-grade students were challenged to code a robot and design an obstacle course.

Several awards were presented to team members and the top three teams received trophies and tech-related prizes.

Latoya Moore, C Spire Public Relations Specialist, says that she knows that these kids are capable of anything.

“They do most of it the day of. It’s very impressive because you see them program a robot and you see the robot go through the course and you’re just thinking they’re little minds. It’s so complex, but yet so simple. And we’re just so proud of all of our young people. I saw where technology jobs will double more than any other field in the near future, so it’s important for our youth to be tech savvy,” said Moore.

Newton County Elementary took home first place.

Enterprise Elementary took home third and Lamar took home second.