Students from Richard Montgomery High School and Walt Whitman High School met with Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett last Tuesday to learn what his position was on robotics in Montgomery county. The meeting went very well, not only did Mr. Leggett voice support for growing robotics in the county, but he also told us about his experience visiting the Walt Whitman FRC District Event. He was blown away by the size of the robots and the number of people attending the event. We talked about the need to expand robotics into more schools and the need to bring more diversity to STEM programs in the county.
On top of the great support, Mr. Leggett also volunteered to join our students when we meet with Larry Hogan in August to help push for making robotics a state level sport.