Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pontiac Robotics Team Finishes First

     I will be covering the robotics meet in Holly this weekend with a video story  for the online paper and News at Noon and one of several preliminary meet was held recently at Birmingham Seaholm. Among all of the big money schools, a local powerhouse came out ahead. Here is an Oakland Press story.

Pontiac High School wins first place in robotics 

Pontiac High School’s Team 51 rose up in the fourth county robotics competition to win first place at Birmingham Groves High School, pushing the front-running Rochester Team 245 to third place.

Previously, Team 245, made up of Rochester Adams 7 Stoney Creek high school students, won first place in the first and third of the four Oakland County Competitive Robotics Association tournaments and second place in the second contest.

At the recent Birmingham Groves tournament, Pontiac team 51 scored 102 points to beat out Pontiac Notre Dame Prep Team 33, which won 82 points for second place; and beat Rochester Adams & Stoney Creek high schools Team 245, which took 80 points.

The OCCRA County Championship will be at Holly High School at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.  Spectators are welcome to the free event.
Other awards given at the Birmingham tournament were: Beautiful Bot Award - Royal Oak High School Team 1188; Spirit of the Competition Award - Rochester Adams & Stoney Creek High School Team 245; Technical Excellence Award - South Lyon high schools Team 777; Strategic Design Award - Lake Orion High School Team 302; Quality Award - International Academy Central Team 469; and Judge's Awards - Catholic Central High School Team 203 and International Academy East Team 4384.

For more information, contact OCCRA Coordinator Terri Kroll at 248-209-2432 or Visit the OCCRA website at