Two Carman-Ainsworth Robotics Teams Headed to World Festival Competition





CAHS’ First Robotics Team served as guest grillers last week at bd’s Mongolian Grill as a fundraiser for their upcoming trip to the world competition.

CAHS’ First Robotics Team served as guest grillers last week at bd’s Mongolian Grill as a fundraiser for their upcoming trip to the world competition.

FLINT TWP. — Two robotics teams will represent Carman-Ainsworth Schools at the World Championship competition in St. Louis MO, April 23-26.

Big Mo Team 314 was the Michigan First Robotics State Championship Regional Winner, according to a press release.

Mo Peeps, Team 654, based at Rankin Elementary, won the Champions Award at the Michigan North and West First Lego League championship and placed first in the State

Competition on December 14, 2013.

Team 314 members include Meghan Borgerding, Trever Brown, Christy

Candela, Keiahna Reppahn, Carl Fivecoate, Adam Granger, Daniel Huggins,

Joe Jeakle, Emily Johnson, Tyler Locke, Jacob Locke, Zack Lloyd-Amthor,

Jacob MacDermaid, Cameron Maguffee, Drew Moore, Seth Mossing, Ronnie

Sherrer, Devon Smith, Keshon Toins, Tori Torres, Noah Vanderhyde and

Ricky Williams.

Big MO is mentored by Stan, Ryan, Tracey, Brian, Sarah, Chris, Jordan, Ron,

Eric, Kelly, Mark, and Mindy. Team Coach is Ellen Crain.

Last weekend, the team held a fundraiser at bd’s grill on Miller Road to raise funds towards $20,000 in trip expenses

Twenty students, eight mentors and ten parents will travel to St. Louis with the team, Crain said.

In addition to monetary sponsors, Team 314’s needs include in-kind donations, supplies and equipment, a machining sponsor, engineers (active or retired), a 3-D printer and a heavy-duty standalone drill, she said.

Anyone interested in supporting the team should contact Crain at 810-691-2810 or email ellenc@bigmo314.com.

MO Peeps, Team 654, competed within a field of 48 top teams from across the state to win the Champion’s Award, the most prestigious award of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics competition.

Winning this top honor qualified the Rankin LEGO Team as the only team in the state of Michigan selected to move on to the next level – the World

Festival in St. Louis, where they will among teams representing other states as well as 35 countries.

Team members include: Katie McGilvery, Jamie Arnold, Matthew Routt,

Jerianne Ingram, Alyssa Snow, Brayden Raether, Noah Mattson, Isaac Dixon,

Lydia Minzey, and Zachary Osborn.

Team Coaches are Leanne Welch, Andy Raether, and Erin Raether.

For additional information or to support the team, contact Welch, at 810-869- 3818.


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