Harrison Robotics Team Kicks Off the Season
March 1, 2018
Harrison Robotics Ready to Compete
The Harrison Stingers of Steel team is getting ready for its 2018 season in a “Retro Gaming” kind of way -- the theme for this years competition. The team is headed to Waterford Mott High school March 8 to set up the pit for Lucille [the “robot” in robotics] and get her weighed in and ready to roll. March 9 and 10 will be two days full of competing and allying with other teams, in hopes to work their way to the top.
Team No. 6642 would like to show appreciation to its biggest supporters. Team members say they could not have made it to competition without the help and support from the Clare County Cleaver, Hogger’s Custom Sign and Design, Jay's Sporting Goods, Federal Broach and Machine Co., Alro Steel, J & G Auto Clinic, Northern Stop & Shop, Michigan Works, their parents, families, mentors, coach, and the entire Hornet Nation of their mascot, peers, staff, administration and community. They look forward to proudly representing Hornet Nation.
Their next date and location is Satruday and Sunday, April 6-7 at Lakeview High School in Battle Creek. Both competitions are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, and 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Connect with them on social media, Facebook page, Snap Chat, or the Blue Alliance app where a live feed is available.
January 11, 2018
Harrison High Robotics Start of a great season!
On Saturday, Jan. 6, the Harrison Stingers of Steel went to Bullock Creek High School for the kickoff event to start off another great season of robotics. Team 6642 wants to thank Bullock Creek High School for being so accommodating. It was standing room only in the auditorium with around 200 or more people watching the kickoff event.
The team was excited to find out that the theme this year is retro gaming. A live video of First Headquarters in New Hampshire was shown. It was a magical experience for all the rookie teams and the newest of the Harrison Stingers of Steel. Now the team has 6 weeks to get their robot Lucille ready for competition.
The Cleaver is a “Hornet Pride” Level Sponsor of the Harrison Robotics Team.
Robotics team No. 6642 at Harrison High School has been busy preparing for their upcoming season.
In addition to fundraising they have been volunteering and getting involved in the community as their way of giving back. On Saturday, Nov. 4 they helped with the Nutrition Network monthly food distribution. Several members of the team served guests at the Hope Pregnancy Center’s benefit dinner on Oct. 24. Other team members helped with Fall yard clean-up for Veterans. The team is grateful for the support of the community and wants to give back their time and energy.
In October, the team held a welcome dinner for all new members and their families. Since this is the second year of team this was their first Kick-off Dinner where families and team members could meet each other and make plans for a successful season.
Throughout the summer the team held car wash and bake sale fundraisers in addition to making an appearance at the Harrison Street Fair with the star of their show-the robot! They have asked local businesses for sponsorships to cover their expenses of supplies, materials and competitions. Sponsorships are being accepted until Nov. 10.