January 6, 2018
On January 6th Team 5172 celebrated the 2018 FIRST Robotics kick-off – POWER UP. Our team split into two to watch the POWER UP video with some attending the kick-off at DigiKey and others staying in Greenbush at the school. Those at DigiKey enjoyed visiting with teams from Warroad, Badger, Thief River Falls, Stephen/Argyle, Red Lake, and Northwood, ND. The students and mentors in Greenbush enjoyed breakfast provided by Principal Sharon Schultz. They started reading the game manual, brainstorming, working on safety items, and the More than Robot pieces of our team. When the others returned to Greenbush they jumped in to help out with their area of interest. The team and mentors enjoyed lunch provided by Mary and Troy Stauffenecker, Carol Novacek, Angie Vanderport, Zach Clark, Lanelle and Brian Utter. The team broke apart in the late afternoon to continue to read the manual individually and prepare for another day of brainstorming and prototyping on Sunday.
Written by: Sarah Stanelle and BreeAnna Novacek-Pratt