The Vista Grande High School Robotics Team, consisting of students from Automation & Robotics Class and Robotics Tech & Innovations Club, took part in the D-Backs and Honeywell #Futureshapers Robotic Competition on Saturday, April 30, at Chase Field Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona. The competition gave the students an opportunity to work as a team and practice workforce applications and standards. The goal was to design a robot from scratch that could throw a MLB regulation baseball the standard distance from a pitcher's mound to home plate (6' 60"). The Spartans designed and built a ballista machine to pitch the baseball and complete the requirements. Their diligence resulted in a $500 award to the robotic team. Participants are excited and already working for the next year's competition. The Spartans are taught and advised by Ramon Estrada-Vega, CTE Automation & Robotics/World Languages Teacher. Visit www.cguhsd.org/vgAutomationRobotics.aspx and www.cguhsd.org/vgRoboticsTechInnovations.aspx.