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December 11, 2013 

LWD Robot Club members Luke Pearson (center) and William Xia (right), of Corinth Holders High School and Daniel Motley (left), of Clayton High School, stand together after being recognized by the Johnston County Board of Education for their win in the 2013 microMedic Contest.

JOHNSTON COUNTY SCHOOLS — JOHNSTON COUNTY SCHOOLS

Concussion study nets award

Three Johnston County high school juniors recently constructed a concussion detection robot, which earned them a top five finish in the 2013 National microMedic Contest.

Luke Pearson and William Xia, of Corinth Holders High School and Daniel Motley, of Clayton High School, placed fifth among the Captain Rank winners in the contest and will be awarded a $500 cash prize.

Contest entrants were challenged to use microcontroller and sensor systems to create medical applications and products for possible use in the healthcare industry, medical simulation training and the battlefield.

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