BERTHOUD, Colo. (CBS4) – The Berthoud Robotics Club has a lot to celebrate – they just qualified for the Robotics World’s Championship in Kentucky.

But, they need help getting there.

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The representatives are comprised of one high school team and three middle school teams. They design, build, and operate the robots all on their own.

The kids put in a lot of time and hard work to earn their spot in the championship, and they couldn’t be more proud to represent their home town of Berthoud.

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“It feels pretty good,” said Matthew Rottinghaus, a member of the Berthoud Robotics Club, “Over the past couple of years we’ve put in a lot of work trying to build up a team and trying to learn all those the basics. We’re finally getting to see the fruit of what we’ve been able to put into the program, and see ourselves succeed at a high level.”

Donations can be made at the group’s individual fundraising websites.

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