New Hartford, NY (WIBX) - The New Hartford RoboSpartans FIRST Tech Challenge Team is going to the world championships in St. Louis next year.

They earned an invitation to the event next April with a strong performance at the Northern New York FIRST Tech Challenge last week at Clarkson University.

The RoboSpartans grabbed the Inspire Award, being chosen by the judges as a role model team. They were also considered a top contender in all judging categories.

The RoboSpartans team also includes students from JFK Middle School in Utica and Frankfort-Schuyler High School.