Stillwater Junior High School (SJHS) Robotics was recently awarded a $1,533.50 OK Community Cares grant to purchase brand new Vex VRC pneumatic sets.

The purchase of the pneumatic sets will help the five SJHS teams be equipped to compete at state and national levels. With the help of the grant, students will gain experience working with cutting-edge technology and prepare them for future careers in technology-related fields.

The SJHS Robotics teams have a goal of qualifying for state and world championships. The kits will give them the ability to enhance skills like controlling robotic movements and executing complex game strategies.

“These kits will encourage innovation, creativity and collaboration among our students, fostering critical thinking, problem-solving and teamwork skills,” said Rebecca Palmatary, SJHS Robotics coach. “Thus allowing them to continue to be competitive at both the state and national levels.”

OK Community Cares is a fund of Oklahoma Community Federal Credit Union (“Oklahoma Community” or “Credit Union”) to help fulfill the Credit Union’s mission to enhance the financial well-being of our members and communities. Through this fund we will exhibit our core values of “Knowing, Doing & Caring,” by supporting local organizations, schools and community activities that enhance educational opportunities, provide financial literacy, address food insecurities, encourage healthy living and address housing needs. To learn more about OK Community Cares, make a donation or apply for a grant please visit okcommunitycu.com/ok-community-cares/.