Back Row (L to R): Rick Mushing, Wayne TenBrink, Mike Haaser, Corbin Pieper, Jonathan Traxler, Andrew Weaver, Jim Barstow, Deanna Traxler Front Row (L to R): Punroon Raungrit, Michael Jenkins, Alicia Bay, Jullawat Sinsiri, Parker Jones, Noah Vanderwall. Not pictured: Jackson Barstow, Cecile DeLoy, Shannon Barstow
1918 NCGears Places Second at District Event
NCRESA’s FIRST® Robotics Team 1918 NCGears, along with their alliance partners, 1023 Bedford Express from Bedford Senior High School and 8612 Squires Robotics from Calvin Christian High School placed 2nd at the FIRST® in Michigan District Event held at Calvin University March 3 – 5, 2022. In addition to being a finalist at the event, the team also received the “Creativity Award”-sponsored by Rockwell Automation.
In FIRST® Robotics, teams receive a new game each year and spend 7 to 8 weeks building and programming a robot to best accomplish the tasks of the game. Teams then head to competitions to see how well their robot, operating in alliance with two other robots, will do at the game. In addition to building and programming the robot, there are other things to be done on a robotics team. These include but are not limited to creative design to come up with team buttons and peer award designs; preparing and presenting presentations about the robot; learning about safety and helping the team be safety minded.
NCRESA’s FIRST® Robotics Team is a county-wide team and is open to all high school aged students who live in Newaygo County or attend a high school within NCRESA’s service area. If you are interested in learning more about 1918 NCGears, please contact Mr. Rick Mushing at email@example.com.