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Kevin C. Ray, dean of students at Patchogue-Medford (Credit: Heather Walsh)

Kevin C. Ray, dean of students at Patchogue-Medford High School and team adviser for the school Robotics Team 329, demonstrates the robot that the team built for the previous competition year. (Sept. 12, 2012)

Patchogue-Medford High School robotics team

A look in photos at Patchogue-Medford High School's multiple-award-winning Robotics Team 329 as it launches into another competition year. The team, among the Island's oldest for this kind of club, has competed each year since 1999 and is a standout for its student mentoring and community outreach.

Tim Oliveira, second from left, 16, a junior,
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Tim Oliveira, second from left, 16, a junior, and Brianna Lawrence, 15, a sophomore, both members of Patchogue-Medford High School Robotics Team 329, operate the drive system that controls the movements of the team's robot from the previous competition year during a demonstration in Medford. (Sept. 12, 2012)

Kevin C. Ray, dean of students at Patchogue-Medford
(Credit: Heather Walsh)

Kevin C. Ray, dean of students at Patchogue-Medford High School and team adviser for the school Robotics Team 329, demonstrates the robot that the team built for the previous competition year. (Sept. 12, 2012)

Kevin C. Ray, dean of students at Patchogue-Medford
(Credit: Heather Walsh)

Kevin C. Ray, dean of students at Patchogue-Medford High School and team adviser for the school Robotics Team 329, demonstrates the robot that the team built for the previous competition year. (Sept. 12, 2012)

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Kevin C. Ray, dean of students at Patchogue-Medford
(Credit: Heather Walsh)

Kevin C. Ray, dean of students at Patchogue-Medford High School and team adviser for the school Robotics Team 329, demonstrates the robot that the team built for the previous competition year. (Sept. 12, 2012)

The robot built by the Patchogue-Medford High School
(Credit: Heather Walsh)

The robot built by the Patchogue-Medford High School Robotics Team 329 for the previous competition year. (Sept. 12, 2012)

Kevin C. Ray, dean of students at Patchogue-Medford
(Credit: Heather Walsh)

Kevin C. Ray, dean of students at Patchogue-Medford High School and team adviser for the school Robotics Team 329, demonstrates the robot that the team built for the previous competition year. (Sept. 12, 2012)

Students learn about the Patchogue-Medford High School Robotics
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Students learn about the Patchogue-Medford High School Robotics Team 329. At left, the robot that was built for the previous competition year. (Sept. 12, 2012)

Kevin C. Ray, dean of students at Patchogue-Medford
(Credit: Heather Walsh)

Kevin C. Ray, dean of students at Patchogue-Medford High School and team adviser for the school Robotics Team 329, demonstrates the robot that the team built for the previous competition year. (Sept. 12, 2012)

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Patchogue-Medford High School sophomore Ardan Martinez, 15, speaks
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Patchogue-Medford High School sophomore Ardan Martinez, 15, speaks to students about participating in the school Robotics Team 329. (Sept. 12, 2012)

Students watch a demonstration of the Patchogue-Medford High
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Students watch a demonstration of the Patchogue-Medford High School Robotics Team 329's robot from the previous competition year. (Sept. 12, 2012)

Kevin C. Ray, dean of students at Patchogue-Medford
(Credit: Heather Walsh)

Kevin C. Ray, dean of students at Patchogue-Medford High School and team adviser for the school Robotics Team 329, demonstrates the robot that the team built for the previous competition year. (Sept. 12, 2012)

Prototypes used by Patchogue-Medford High School Robotics Team
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Prototypes used by Patchogue-Medford High School Robotics Team 329. (Sept. 12, 2012)

Kevin C. Ray, dean of students at Patchogue-Medford
(Credit: Heather Walsh)

Kevin C. Ray, dean of students at Patchogue-Medford High School and team adviser for the school Robotics Team 329, demonstrates prototypes used by the team. (Sept. 12, 2012)

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Kevin C. Ray, dean of students at Patchogue-Medford
(Credit: Heather Walsh)

Kevin C. Ray, dean of students at Patchogue-Medford High School and team adviser for the school Robotics Team 329, demonstrates prototypes used by the team. (Sept. 12, 2012)

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