Clarkston High School's Team RUSH 27 heads to the Michigan FIRST Robotics Competition State Championship at Saginaw Valley State University, April 11-14. They are seeded #1 after winning the district meet in Livonia, March 29-31.
"I was very proud of our team," said Kyle Hughes, coach. "We had a rough start, but never gave up. The students worked really hard to get the data we needed to pick our championship alliance. The drive team never gave up even though we had some rough rounds. It was just an overall fantastic win."
RUSH had a record of 16-2-0 for the tournament, 30-16-0 overall this season.
The team won the tournament with Lake Orion, Team 302 and the Garden City, Team 6116, and earned the Gracious Professionalism Award.
About Clarkston Community Schools: Clarkston is a highly regarded school district with an enrollment of nearly 8,000 students. We have seven elementary schools (K-5), one middle school serving grades 6-7, one junior high for grades 8-9, and Clarkston High School, which serves students in grades 10-12. We also have an Early Childhood Center serving children ages 3-5, and an alternative high school/community education facility. Each Clarkston Community Schools' student is fully engaged in a globally focused education, from preschool through graduation, that fosters in students a sense of self, perspective, responsibility/ownership, and contribution. The mission of Clarkston Community Schools is to cultivate thinkers, learners and positive contributors to a global society.
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