SHARON, Pa. (WYTV) – Three robotics teams from Sharon are advancing to world competitions.

It comes after teams after placing first and second at the Western Pennsylvania FIRST LEGO League Championship and first at the Erie FIRST LEGO League Championship.

The Sharon teams, comprising Tiger Techs Team Orange, Tiger Techs Team Black and West Hill Tiger Techs, are made up of 4th-9th grade students in the Sharon City School District.

Earning first-place awards at previous competitions, Tiger Techs Team Black and the West Hill Tiger Techs are advancing to World Festival in April. They’ll compete against 108 of the top teams from around the world.

In addition, Tiger Techs Team Orange received the Second Place Champions Award in Pittsburgh and will advance to an international event to be held in May.

The theme for this year’s robotics challenge, “City Shaper,” centered on problems associated with cities. The teams were challenged to use technology to improve those problems.

Team Black developed a working web app to track the grass on the properties of abandoned properties and vacant lots in the City of Sharon.

Team Orange developed a handicap parking device that prevents handicap parking placard abuse.

West Hill Tiger Techs plan to develop a website to create awareness of abandoned properties to promote volunteerism.