Highline High School’s 4H and FIRST® Robotics (FRC) Team 3574 – the High Tekerz – were recognized with the FIRST® ‘Engineering Inspiration Award’ at their first 2017 district-level competition at Wilsonville High School in Oregon on March 9-11, 2017. The High Tekerz aim to uplift our community by turning dreams into action, as well as promote STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) within our school and community. This award “celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team’s school and community.” The team played nearly back-to-back matches all day on Friday and resolved a number of challenges with the robot in between matches. Despite some hurdles, the robot design was proven and the team excelled at other aspects of the competition demonstrating a culture of Safety, Gracious Professionalism© and Coopertition©. This year’s game challenge is FIRST® STEAMWORKS, a steampunk themed “airship” race with exciting three-on-three alliance action, where robots even climb ropes. The Tekerz next competition will be at Auburn High School April 1-2, 2017. Other Highline district teams competing at Auburn include Mt. Rainier HS team FRC4461-Ramen and Evergreen HS team FRC2942-Panda ER. To learn more about the High Tekerz visit www.FIRST3574.org. “Get your steampunk gear on and cheer on your local FIRST robotics teams!” [embed]https://youtu.be/EMiNmJW7enI[/embed]]]>

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