2017-03-16 / News

‘Nerds victorious up to semi-finals

FLINT — Battling through 12 qualification matches, and ending with a record of 8-4-0, the Grand Blanc High School Varsity Robotics Team — The EngiNERD’s, competed at the Kettering University

District Competition on March 9, 10 and 11, 2017, with their Robot, NERDx.

Additionally, they Captained the 4th Seed Alliance during the Playoffs, alongside Team 1506 – Metal Muscle, from North Oakland County, and Team 5046 –The Jacked-Up Jackets from Memphis. The NERDs’ Alliance came through the semi-finals, but were eliminated after four matches.

The Team earned the Gracious Professionalism Award, which celebrates “outstanding demonstration for FIRST Core Values” such as continuous Gracious Professionalism and working together both on and off the playing field.

Two Students — Alexis Limban and Lauren Navock — were recognized as nominees for the FIRST Dean’s List award, which acknowledges outstanding student leaders whose passion for and effectiveness at attaining FIRST ideals is exemplary.

Co-Head Mentor, Brandi Bolinger was nominated for the Woodie Flowers Award, which is presented to an outstanding Mentor in the robotics competition who best leads, inspires, and empowers their team using excellent communication skills, and will go on to compete for this honor at the Michigan State FIRST Robotics Championship.

The EngiNERDs are celebrating 10 years of participation in FIRST Robotics this season, and invite you to join us in making it #cooltobeaNERD at our District Events.

For more information, visit www.team2337.com.

Upcoming events are at the Troy District at Troy Athens High School — March 31 and April 1, and Shepard District at Shepard High School — April 7 and 8.

The Team spent six weeks developing strategy, designing, prototyping, building and programming a Robot to compete in the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition challenge – FIRST SteamWORKS. To learn more about the game, visit FIRST’s YouTube Channel at www.youtu.be/EMiNmJW7enI

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