Programmed for action

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Jeremiah Hawkins (left) and Aaron Whittle, pupils from Mead Hall Episcopal School, watch their robots in action.

Robot enthusiasts gathered at Aiken Technical College for the FIRST Robotics Lego League Regional Competition on Saturday. Competitors built Lego robots that had to complete certain tasks during the event. Aiken's Hunter Mortgage team won the champions award, and St. Mary's Help of Christians Catholic School got the performance award, according to Stephanie Scott, a coach and mentor for Schofield Middle School.