State Rep. Jim Tedder recognized Clarkston High School’s Team RUSH 27 as winners of the 2018 FIRST Championship Global Robotics Competition on Tuesday. Rep. Tedder honored members of Team RUSH with a tribute and a special introduction at the Michigan House of Representatives.
“These incredible students and innovators have achieved the unimaginable,” Rep. Tedder said. “Team RUSH’s collective intelligence, creativity and raw talent has successfully set them apart on a global stage. As a former teacher, I admire their outstanding work ethic and inspired approach to learning new things.”
The 2018 FIRST Robotics World Championship was held in April at Detroit’s Cobo Hall. Over 15,000 students from 40 countries represented 700 teams at the world competition. Team RUSH was honored amongst three other winners, including Kalamazoo’s Stryke Force FIRST Robotics team.
FIRST is an international educational organization focusing on the development and implementation of science and technology in schools. Since 2014, Michigan has invested over $12 million to FIRST programs.
PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jim Tedder presents a tribute to Clarkston High School’s Team RUSH 27 for winning the 2018 FIRST Championship Robotics Competition.