FIRST Tech Challenge competition set for Parker MS

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A robot invasion is coming to Parker Middle School on Saturday, Nov. 3 as the Howell Highlander FIRST Robotics organization hosts a FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Qualifier competition. More than 30 FTC teams from around Michigan,  will compete at the action-packed event.

This year’s FTC competition is Rover Ruckus. In Rover Ruckus, the student created and operated robots will work in a three-team alliance as they try to a higher score than the opposing alliance by descending from the Lander, collecting Minerals from the Crater and sort Minerals into the Cargo Hold of the Lander.  All four of Howell’s FTC teams will compete at the event.

The Howell FTC Qualifier Opening Ceremonies will begin at 10:30 a.m., with the qualification, matches starting at 11 a.m. Following the qualification matches, alliance selections will begin at 4:45 p.m. and the elimination rounds will begin at 5 p.m. The closing ceremonies are set for 6:30 p.m. The Howell FTC Qualifier is free to attend and open to the public.

Parker Middle School is located at 400 Wright Road, Howell MI 48843. The FTC Howell FTC Qualifier will be held in the school’s field house which is located on the east side of the school.

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