MegaHurtz Robotics along with The #3 Alliance Captain Team 2054 (Tech Vikes) and Team 4237 (Lance-A-Bot) took home second place this weekend at the St. Joseph District Event at St. Joe High School.
An incredible weekend and emotional roller coaster ended with MegaHurtz earning a spot as the St. Joseph District Finalist. Taking home 2nd place is the highest our team has ever achieved at this event. The St. Joseph District event is an extremely competitive event and a go-to destination for the top teams of the state. The popularity of this event is such that ESPN has featured the playoffs live for the last few years!
Topping off an amazing achievement, MegaHurtz was also awarded the St. Joseph District Judge's Award. According to FIRST, "During the course of the competition, the judging panel may decide that a team's unique efforts, performance, or dynamics merit recognition, yet do not fit into any of the existing award categories." The judges named this year's Judge's Award the "Full STEAM Ahead Award".
This family has their sights on the future of FIRST. From the unique design of their buttons and pancake breakfasts, they're going to STEAM the way from more FIRST teams. Contribution to the community never HURTZ.
This award was the judges unique way of highlighting the new relationship MegaHurtz has formed with Lake Michigan STEAMWORKS to be an educational non-profit bringing FIRST programs to grades K-12 through our community partnerships and our local fundraisers. Team members are interviewed by the judges for many difference aspects of the competition, robot, and community outreach. We are very proud the judges recognized our efforts and we also celebrate our team members for being able to communicate that to the judges in a way that made us standout as a leader among the many teams competing at the event.
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