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John Deere Financial to host robotics competition


As part of the John Deere INSPIRE initiative, John Deere Financial will host a league championship tournament of the FIRST Tech Challenge-Iowa on Saturday, Jan. 30, in Johnston. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a nonprofit organization that holds robotics competitions encouraging students to pursue science-, technology-, engineering- and mathematics-related careers and education. A total of 30 teams made up of middle school and high school students will be competing at this event for a chance to qualify for state and national championships. 

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