Will compete in finals at SVSU


MACOMB— This past weekend, the Capac Community Schools robotics team, 2604 Metal and Soul, made the most of a second chance given them and ended up taking home a winner’s banner.

The team was one of 40 that were competing in an event in Macomb County on Saturday.

Team 2604 Metal and Soul, the Capac robotics team, is headed to state competition at Saginaw Valley State University this coming weekend following a strong showing last Saturday.

According to team representatives, although the team suffered some technical issues in the early going, they were selected by the top alliance team to join them for the play-off round, due to Capac’s effective and hard defensive skills.

The Alliance continued to battle their way through the competition all day and ended up placed in the finals, where they came away victorious. According to information posted by the school, the team was honored to bring home the winner’s banner.

The Impact Award presenters, Noah Antilla and Lexi Mold, did an outstanding job sharing the team’s legacy as well as STEAM and community outreach.

The FIRST Impact Award is one of the most prestigious given to a team, honoring teams that best represent a model for other teams to emulate and also best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST. It is presented to have the most significant measurable impact of its partnerships among its participants and community over a sustained period of time.

FIRST is a robotics community that prepares young people for the future through a suite of inclusive, team-based PreK-12 robotics programs that can be facilitated in school or as a structured after-school program.

Powered by a mission-driven global robotics community, evidence-based programs designed to ignite curiosity and encourage exploration, and a signature set of FIRST Core Values, FIRST students are prepared for greater success in the classroom and workforce. Whether it is finding their people or finding their path, students gain the skills and confidence to forge ahead and build their future with FIRST.

Capac staff said the team honored clearly demonstrates progress towards FIRST’s mission of transforming the country’s culture.

Judges at the event said of the Capac team, “We can barely scratch the surface of this team’s impact. Spreading their tools and driving program sustainability, they don’t consider FIRST solely about robotics. This team may be small, but they think big!”

With the award, the Capac team has earned a spot at the Michigan State Championships later this week at Saginaw Valley State University.

Congratulations and best of luck to the Capac team.