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Parker Junior High's Tech Ninjas robotics team.(Provided photo)

Parker Junior High Tech Ninjas won the Judges Control Award recently at the Chicago Math and Science Academy FIRST Tech Challenge qualifier.

It was the team’s second time competing in FTC, an international program that brings science, problem solving and programming to the middle school and high school students. Over 5,000 teams participate worldwide, building robots to complete challenges.

Despite problems faced on the field at the Jan. 23 competition, judges said the Tech Ninjas “knew how to move around the . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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