4 Jackson County Schools Participate in State Robotics Championship


JACKSON COUNTY, MI – Jackson County was well represented in this year’s FIRST Tech Challenge Michigan State Championship at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek.

County representatives at the championship from December 17-18 were the Mountie Black Bot from Northwest RW Kidder Middle School, Jaxon Falcon Works-Gold from Jackson Preparatory & Early College, the actuators from East Jackson High School and the Techno Titans of the Lumen Christi Catholic School.

FIRST Tech Challenge is a STEM program for students in grades six to eight. Each year, student teams design, build and program robots to participate in a new challenge.

This year’s challenge is called Freight Frenzy, in which robots have to collect and deliver various game pieces in special areas of the playing field.

“Students who stick with these programs through high school and then move on to college all have a great chance to go pro in robotics or other STEM-related careers,” said Chris Galicki. , coach of East Jackson.

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