Robotics champions of the world

Robotics champions of the world

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Hugs and high-fives started a few seconds before the countdown reached zero, making it official – Team RUSH 27 is the 2018 World Champion. “The team was excited beyond belief,” said Clarkston High School senior Jason Richards about Team RUSH 27’s victory at the FIRST Robotics World […]

RUSH takes on the ‘Worlds’

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Team RUSH 27 Robotics is ready to crush its competition at Cobo Center this week during FRC World Championship. “We are super excited and really anxious,” said Megan Haddad. “We love going out there and seeing new teams we usually don’t usually get to compete with. It […]

Teams race to the RUSH Cup on the lake

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Students are finishing the final touches on their cardboard and duct tape boats as they prepare to race in the 10th Annual RUSH Regatta at Deer Lake Beach this Saturday. For students in eight teams with Team RUSH 27 Robotics team it’s an opportunity to get to […]

Summer fun with robots

seconds counted down. They watched robots they built go through actions they programmed them to do, like spin a fidget spinner, shoot a ball into a goal, or rotate a gate, June 29. Kids ages 8 to 14-years-old had a four day taste of what they could do during the FIRST LEGO League as they […]

RUSH goes to Washington

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Students with Team RUSH 27 joined 40 robotics teams for the FIRST National Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. last week. Their mission was to advocate and spread the word about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Senior Jason Richards explained they talked to senators and congressmen during […]

Ships of cardboard to set sail

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Plans are made, cardboard collected, and duct tape’s ready to go for the annual summer RUSH Regatta at Deer Lake Beach, July 15. Freshmen Evan Bennett and Garrett Bailey are excited for their first boat race, in which Team RUSH 27 is divided into eight teams vying […]

RUSH gearing up for next meet

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Students and fans celebrated as Team RUSH 27 finished the FIRST in Michigan District event at Waterford Mott High School, March 16-18. The robotics team from Clarkston High School joined with Blue Alliance members TORQ 2137 from Oxford High School and RoboSapiens 4779 from Cardinal Mooney Catholic […]

Awards for Team RUSH

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Team RUSH 27 kicked off their season with their first tournament in Duluth, Minnesota. “RUSH students did an outstanding job with what we needed to do -drive team, pit crew, scouting, strategy, judges and more,” said Kyle Hughes, coach of the Clarkston High School robotics team. Team […]

All systems go for parade

  BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Students from Team Rush 27 Robotics team hinted at the visual delights the community will see at the annual Holiday Lights Parade in downtown Clarkston this Saturday, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Besides sparkly, bright lights, floats will also include moving parts and machines, playing music and […]

RUSH races on the lake

BY WENDI REARDON Clarkston News Staff Writer Students on Team 8 celebrated after battling through three races and sailing through the time trial at Deer Lake Beach last Saturday in front of over 300 people. The team, sponsored by The Clarkston News, won the final race at the 9th Annual RUSH Regatta with their Medieval […]