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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2013 4:53 pm | Updated: 8:35 am, Tue Feb 12, 2013.

ATHENS, Ala. (WAAY)-The robotics team at Athens Middle School is one of fifteen finalists competing for $110,000 in technology in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest.

The 7th and 8th graders created a city out of Legos to show how robots could be used in the future to handle recycling. They also built a robot to demonstrate to the public how robots can recycle.

After being chosen out of 1600 applicants, the students created an on-line video about their dream for recycling robots. Now, the community can help the school win the new technology by voting for their video at www.samsung.com/solvefortomorrow. The contest ends March 4th.

Judges  will pick the top four grand prize winners. The entry with the most online votes will also be awarded the grand prize as the Community Choice Winner.

The school has already won $40,000 in technology from the contest to put towards new laptops. Ramsey Scott is on the robotics team. "It's really exciting and it opens up a lot of possibilities. We could get more technology for our school" says Scott.

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