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 […]

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 […]