Team 302 wins prestigious Chairman’s Award at the Jackson District Competition on Saturday
Lake Orion Robotics Team 302 is headed back to the Michigan State FIRST Robotics Championship in April after winning Chairman’s Award at the Jackson, Michigan District Competition on Saturday.
“LOHS FIRST Robotics Team 302 had an eventful weekend at the Jackson District Competition. From the robot completely tipping over and getting right back up without any damage, to winning the second Chairman’s Award ever in their team’s history, the 302 Dragons came home qualified for the Michigan State Championship on April 10 at Saginaw Valley State University,” said Team 302 Business Lead Maria Tarakhovsky.
“The Chairman’s Award is the most prestigious award in FIRST; it is awarded to the team that is the best role model for other teams, demonstrates leadership, inspires respect and honor for STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) and best exemplifies the mission of FIRST.
“The team was captain of the fifth alliance and was a quarter finalist with their alliance partners: Jacktown Vectors from Jackson and GL Gadgets from Grand Ledge,” said Tarakhovsky, a senior on Team 302.
Team 302’s next competition is this weekend at the Marysville District Event on March 30.
The team has already qualified for the FIRST Robotics World Championship from April 24-27 in Detroit after winning the Miami (OH) Valley Regional tournament on March 9. – J.N.