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Waverly Robotics Wins Impact Award at Competition and is Heading to State Competition

Lansing, MICH-The Waverly High School Robotics Team “Error 404” won the Impact award and is heading to the State of Michigan competition. Please stay tuned to the Waverly Robotics social media channels for updates and fundraisers to raise money for the State Competition.

Waverly Robotics participates in the FIRST Robotics program. The team builds a robot from scratch in six weeks and then competes at two competitions with other schools from Michigan. FIRST Robotics teams also work to make their communities better places, attend many community events, and inspire younger students to pursue careers and interests in STEAM.

The FIRST Impact Award (formerly Chairman’s Award) is the most prestigious award at FIRST, it honors the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the mission of FIRST. It was created to keep the central focus of FIRST Robotics Competition on the ultimate goal of transforming the culture in ways that will inspire more significant levels of respect and honor for science and technology, as well as encouraging more of today’s youth to become science and technology leaders.

Team Captain Anna, a senior at Waverly High School, said “It was a great honor to be selected for this award. It feels good to be recognized for all the time the team spends outside the shop connecting with the community and showing people how fun STEM is. We look forward to continuing our outreach and finding new ways to help others.”

Waverly Robotics was the recipient of the Impact Award due to its outreach t the community. This includes hosting a summer camp, attending Greater Lansing events and festivals, and providing work and learning opportunities for students. Other considerations for the award were assisting fellow robotics teams, hosting elementary-level robotics competitions, and fundraising for different charities.

“We’ve been trying for this award for the past five years. As a newer team it’s amazing to have gotten such high honor finally.” said Naomi, a sophomore on the team.

Waverly Robotics is a team dedicated to helping and supporting its community, by fostering the minds of its members to sharpen and grow their skills. This is the sixth year of the Robotics team at Waverly High School. There are 38 high school students involved in the program and 280 students from 3rd through 12th grade in the Waverly Community School District.

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