RUSH Regatta sunk by COVID

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Students in the Clarkston High School Team RUSH 27 Robotics team usually spend most of July finishing their duct tape and cardboard boats for the annual regatta. Like many events during the COVID-19 pandemic, the RUSH Regatta was also cancelled but plans for another event are in […]

Memories made at Lights Parade

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston High School students Grace Sielinski and Garrett Bailey remember heading to downtown Clarkston when they were kids to watch the lights and being on the floats during the holiday parade. Now both are members of the high school’s Team RUSH 27 Robotics team, and are excited […]

Lake racers

Team RUSH 27 students in Team 1 – France and Team 6 – America faced each other once again during the RUSH Regatta at Deer Lake Beach. After racing each other in the first round during the cardboard and duct tape boat race, they competed in a rematch in the championship round. They stayed within […]

Lake race leads to learning

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer School may be out for the summer but students on the Team RUSH Robotics team are hard at work with their annual Rush Regatta quickly approaching on July 13. The students are divided into teams and as they build their duct tape and cardboard boats to sail […]

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 […]

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