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Beta Team Honored with a Key to the City

The West Des Moines Community Schools’ FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics team, Beta, has recently added another award to its already decorated season.  On Monday the team was given a key to the city from the West Des Moines City Council.  The seven Valley seniors, along with coach Emmaly Burklund and mechanical mentor Dale Herzberg, received the honor along with a $5,000 check for their upcoming trip to the Asia-Pacific Invitational.  The team leaves for Australia on July 1, and will spend the next nine days competing and sightseeing in Sydney.  Beta is one of 24 teams selected in the world to participate in the competition.

Beta team members, along with coach Burklund and Herzberg, thanked the City Council for its continued support.  The team has worked to help create other FTC teams in the district, and has been successful in its efforts.