Students from Ramblewood Middle School also participated. Harold Valin, who teaches physical science and STEM at the school believes young people learn about technology by working with drones. “The kids see the science in action. They are interested in the new technology. They get to control the drones,” he said.

Valin believes drone technology will become important in a wide variety of industries and professions. The drones will be used more in research.

Nicholas Carracino said, “It is fun to fly drones. I love being the pilot.”

Hamlin Charles said, “I have always wanted to do this. It is a lot of fun.”

Talisa Roberts said, “This was a fun competition.”