Truck Town Thunder traveled to Northville High School this weekend to compete in the FIRST Northville District Robotics Competition. T3 finished the competition 13th in the overall rankings. The team also brought home the second highest award that can be obtained at a competition. The Engineering Inspiration Award celebrates a team’s outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering and engineers, both within their school and their community.

Winning this award at the district level allows the team to compete for this award at the Michigan State Championship from April 12th through the 14th at the Eastern Michigan Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The winner of the award at the state level will then qualify to compete for the award at the World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri, April 25 through April 28.

Another honor received at the competition was for the team leader, Andrew Spiece. Andrew was nominated for the Woodie Flowers Finalist Award (WFFA). High school students on a FIRST Robotics Competition team will choose one adult team member as their WFFA candidate. The students will describe how this mentor has given them the best understanding of the challenges, opportunities, and satisfaction involved in the discipline of engineering and design.

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