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Strike up a conversation with Grade 12 student Brieann Wightman for just a few minutes and it’s easy to see her passion for robotics is second to none.

This year, she joined the Amazon Warriors all-girls robotics team after her mom came across an advertisement for the group on social media.

“I came in not knowing how to do anything. But throughout the eight weeks we have to build our robot, I learned how to drill the holes in a specific space, how to use the big machines we have, what goes where and how it all works,” Wightman said.

Those eight weeks of building all lead up to a series of FIRST Robotics competitions which take place through the school year, pitting teams from across North America against one another.

One of those competitions saw 34 teams from Ontario do battle this past Saturday inside the University of Windsor …

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