The McGuffey Titonics robotics team is advancing to the first Lego League State Finals for the second year in a row.

The team consists of students from grades 4-8 competing in the areas of Project, Core Values, Robot Design and Robot Table Runs. This year, the majority of the team consists of new students with only two being returning members.

This year's theme was Cargo, and the team's project was an app that allows users to see their pets in the cargo holders of a plane. The team worked with Apple's Design Academy along with employees from the United Airlines Pet Safe program to build a prototype for the app.

The team advanced out of the Austintown Regionals to the Northeast Ohio Districts in Lorain and have now advanced to the State Championship, which will be helf virtually on Sunday, March 6.