RUSH-ing into Worlds

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Team RUSH 27 finished the last of their tweaking and are set to make another run to win another FIRST World Championship this week in Detroit. “We know what to expect in term of competition,” said senior Val Vargas. “We know what to expect in terms of […]

RUSH awarded for Quality

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer It was another solid meet for Team RUSH 27 as they competed in the FIRST in Michigan District at East Kentwood, March 28-30. The Clarkston High School Robotics team finished the match in the semifinals. Team RUSH 27 finished with a record of 9-7-1. They also finished […]

Team RUSH rockets to success

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Team RUSH 27 finished in third place during their competition in the Rocket City Regional in Huntsville, Ala., during the weekend. The Clarkston High School Robotics team ranked sixth with a 10-5-0 record and won the Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors. “I couldn’t be more […]

Robotics risk pays off for RUSH

Robotics risk pays off for RUSH

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Team RUSH 27 opened this year’s robotics season strong, winning the FIRST district tournament at Kettering University in Flint, March 1-2. “This was a big one for us,” said Kyle Hughes, coach and mentor for the Clarkston High School Robotics team. “Since Michigan has gone to districts, […]

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 […]

World-class competition for Team RUSH

World-class competition for Team RUSH

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer The sky’s the limit for Team RUSH, finishing in the finals at the World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri, April 28-29. As winners of the Engineering Inspiration Award, the Clarkston High School robotics teams will have their 2018 championship registration fee sponsored by NASA. “We are really […]

FIRST champs

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer The Clarkston First Tech Challenge FIRST robotics teams are heading to the state playoffs this weekend in Battle Creek. The Clarkston Robowolves were one of the first teams to qualify for the state competition while they were at a meet in Marysville. They finished in first place […]

Robotics Camp

Campers cheered as their robots successfully went through the tasks set in front of them during RUSH Robotics Camp last week. Campers had a four day taste of what they could do during the FIRST LEGO League as they learned about NXT robotics including programming and sensors during the camp. They built their robots and […]

Boat building deadline approaching

BY WENDI REARDON Clarkston News Staff Writer Time is ticking down for students as they build their boats and find sponsors for the ninth Annual RUSH Regatta, July 9. Clarkston High School Team RUSH students sophomore Val Vargas, juniors Megan Haddad, Brandon Kirk and Gabe Weir are excited for this year’s regatta. “Every year it’s […]