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Two Robotics Team Members Testify to State Congress

(Photo: FCCPS Photo/Tina Heartney)

On Jan. 25, George Mason High School’s FIRST Robotics Competition team #1419 members Sofia Heartney and Anuragi Thapliya traveled to Richmond to testify in front of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Elementary and Secondary Education in support of HB 2780, a bill introduced by Delegate Hala Ayala.

The bill aims to provide funding for FIRST and other STEM programs to economically underprivileged K-12 schools in Virginia.