State Rep. Jim Tedder today announced a combined grant award of $18,300 to FIRST Robotics programs in the Clarkston Community School District from the Michigan Department of Education.
The RUSH robotics team was awarded $2,500 with the Clarkston RoboWolves, Cyborg Wolves, Grease Wolves, Jaffke/Evans and Technadoes teams receiving $1,300 each. Clarkston Junior High School was awarded a total of $3,600 with six additional programs in the Clarkston school district receiving $950.
“I’m very proud of all the students and teachers who have worked tirelessly to earn this extremely important funding,” Tedder said. “I commend the Clarkston Community School District for their efforts to continue providing new opportunities for our students.”
FIRST is an international educational organization focusing on the development and implementation of science and technology in schools. The Michigan Department of Education awarded over $2.5 million in grants to FIRST programs in public and non-public schools this year. Since 2014, Michigan has invested over $12 million to FIRST programs.