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Robotics Qualifies for FIRST World Championship

The CC Shambots had a great showing this past weekend in the Michigan State Championships! 

After working their way through the qualifying matches into a 5th place captain position in Saginaw, the CC Shambots won their DTE Division on Saturday, qualifying them for the State Championship Final Four. While they were unfortunately eliminated in the semi-finals, the team set a new record for the FIRST program at Catholic Central by finishing 10th out of 479 teams in the state. Additionally, the team was recognized with the Sustainability Award, which is given to teams with a plan in place to best maintain their team status in the future.

Their success in Michigan has qualified them for the FIRST World Championship, to be held in Houston from April 19-22.

"We showed awesome growth as a team this year," said Program Director Joe Lemieux. "We stumbled a bit out of the gate this year, but came together as a team and clawed our way up the state rankings. We showed that same grit at the State Championship, as we again fought our way up from 28th after the first day to finish in 5th place amongst the elite teams in our division. As Captain of the 5th alliance, we worked through the playoffs to win the DTE division and a second 1st place banner for the year. We are now looking forward to attending the FIRST World Championship and working towards winning a third banner for the year."

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