Big MO recognized by the Carman- Ainsworth Board of Education

Provided team photo

Provided team photo

FLINT TWP. — On Tuesday, June 19, the Carman-Ainsworth School Board recognized the high school robotics team 314, Megatron Oracles aka “Big MO” for their outstanding season this school year. The team competed this season in three district competitions in Flint, Livonia, and Forest Hills and earned enough points to move onto the State Championship in Saginaw and then earned a spot at the FIRST World Championship in Detroit in April.

The highlights of this season included:

— Winning the Quality Award sponsored by Motorola Solutions Foundation at the Kettering University District

— Winning the Innovation in Control Award sponsored by the Rockwell Automation at the Livonia District

— Ranking 71 out of 508 teams competing as members of the FIRST® in Michigan district and earning a total of 162 points

While at the World Championship, Team 314 “Big MO” set team history. After qualification match play, they were ranked 9th overall out of 67 teams which is the highest ranking ever earned at the World Championship. The team also set team history by being the 7th alliance captain. Prior to this season, the team had never in its 20 years of existence been an alliance captain at the World Championship.

Big MO was founded in 1999 and celebrated its 20th year of competing in FIRST Robotics Competition. For more information about the Carman- Ainsworth High School Robotics team 314 “Big MO” visit online at https://

If you would like to get involved or donate to this award winning team, contact head Ellen M. Crain at 810-691-2810 or email at

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