Owen Poloski, a 2018 graduate of Charyl Stockwell Preparatory Academy in Brighton, received a $25,000 FIRST Robotics Scholarship in addition to a merit scholarship from Kettering University.
As a member of the CSPA Gems robotics team for all four years of high school, Owen was both an operator and a driver of the robot, and also the lead student for the mechanical and robot design team. In addition to working with the robot, Owen was a spokesperson for the Gems and a mentor and drive coach for the Miners, the CSPA middle school robotics team.
Owen plans to continue working with Gems as a mentor as he pursues a mechanical engineering degree at Kettering University. He will alternate between taking classes and interning at Bosch where he will receive on the job training working on autonomous vehicles.