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Local teams perform at FIRST Robotics competition

Submitted by Phil Heimerl on April 16, 2018 – 12:30 amNo Comment
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PRESS RELEASE FROM APS TEACHER MELISSA DOUBEK:

The Michigan District FIRST Robotics Championship took place April 11-14th at Saginaw Valley State University.

Teams from Alpena, Posen, Onaway, Atlanta, and Oscoda had earned enough points during District events to compete at the Michigan District Championships.

The community of Alpena was recognized with a special award by Governor Rick Snyder.

2018 Governor Rick Snyder Relentless Positive Action Awards

Several years ago in honor of Governor Rick Snyder, the MEDC began to fund 3 separate awards in honor of Governor Rick Snyder’s Relentless Positive Action approach to governing.  Today we will award three teams that embody this:

The RELENTLESS Award, recognizes a team achieving breakout success this year on the field.

Recipient:  Teams #5230 The Resistance and Team #5505 V2 Robotics both from Alpena High School.

“Last summer, for the first time, Alpena hosted an offseason event.  The community embraced FIRST.  This year they hosted an official District Event and the results were spectacular.  Their CTE group built ramps for the pits.  They secured inexpensive housing at the Air Force base and a meal plan for the weekend.  Again the entire community came together to sponsor and volunteer at the event.  In addition, Alpena worked with a rookie team who with Alpena’s help made it to states.  Alpena’s RELENTLESS pursuit of FIRST is awe inspiring.”

It was announced during competition that 5505 was most decorated team for the 2018 season entering the Michigan Championships 5 awards.

Posen 8th Alliance Captain in Dow Division, Alpena 5505 7th Alliance Captain on the Consumers Energy Division, Alpena 5230 selected to be part  the 5th Alliance on the DTE Energy Division.

After  12 qualification matches, Posen 8th was Alliance Captain in Dow Division, Alpena 5505 was 7th Alliance Captain on the Consumers Energy Division,and  Alpena 5230 selected to be part  the 5th Alliance on the DTE Energy Division.

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