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FHS Steagles show well in robotics competition
Twenty-four Frankenmuth High School students are members of the 2014 Steagles robotics competition team this school year.
The group traveled to the Great Lakes Bay Region FIRST robotics competition, held in Southfield on March 21-22.
On Friday, despite some technical difficulties, the team won three matches, however, in the second half of the day, were 5-5 and the end of the day, were in 32nd place out of 40 teams.
The first competition on Saturday was a Steagles' success as they scored three low goals, several assists and finished the game with a low goal in the last two seconds, moving up eventually to 28th place.
Following their second Saturday match, the team remained in the same position. In the last match, despite winning, the Steagles fell to 32nd place.
The team includes: Design and Management Team members Kait Ahlschwede, Paige Chapman, Megan Frahm, Ashlyn LaBrenz, Rebekah Seibel and Emily Yatsevich.
The Mechanical and Engineering Team members are: Alejandro, Ayala, Ethan Beck, Hudson Corl, Anna Ferguson, Christopher Hallman, Riley Hoffman,, Ethan Holland, Spencer Howe, Conner Knieling, Nathan Lee, Brandon Mayo, Zachary Merrow, Eric Mossner, Andrea Notter, Sara Schriber, Mark Sylvester, Micheal Sylvester and Hannah Turk.
The Driving Team includes: Beck, Hallman, Holland and Knieling and the safety captain is Ayala. Ferguson and LaBrenz are the media leaders. The team is led by Willy Beck.
The Steagles’ sponsors included T-Dub’s, Emil Rummel Insurance, Kremin, Inc., and Gafkay & Dafoe law offices. The volunteer staff included Wesley Beck, Steve Collier-Hallman, Julie Gafkay, Bob Merrow, Larry Michael, Debbie Seibel and Dave Turk.
The Steagles also received assistance from the Saginaw Career Complex, Grand Blanc High School and Saginaw High School.