St. Michael’s LightSaders Robotics Team Takes Second at World Championship Event

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Will Sloan ’24

St. Michael's Catholic Academy LightSaders robotics team competed at the 2022 FIRST® celebration of STEM at the George R. Brown Convention Center last month, winning second place in the competition that is called “Worlds.” Hundreds of student robotics teams from around the world competed in a gathering of 30,000 students, mentors, coaches, volunteers, sponsors, media and supporters.

"It was a great opportunity to see how much more there is to robotics,” freshman Nash Dahl said about his first year at the event.

The LightSaders’ event, Freight Frenzy, is presented by Raytheon Technologies, and kicked off last September with successive competitions where each team and its robot navigate a complex transportation system by traversing barriers and racing against time to load and deliver essential items to those in need. 

 “I'm proud of the effort and intelligence of this team. They really work well together and do their best to maximize all their talents. Just getting to the world championship each season is a real accomplishment in a region packed with world-caliber teams,” said St. Michael’s robotics coach and instructor Mike Scallon. . .  

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