BMS Narwhals earn 2nd place

MARQUETTE – The Bothwell Middle School Lego Robotics team, the Robotic Narwhals, participated in the First Lego League Robotics State Finals recently in downstate Flint.

Robotic Narwhal team members include Will Guter, Will Holder, Ben Kresge, Julien Malherbe, Millien and Mathias McDermott, Jack Philips and Thayer Yates.

The team was invited to participate in the state finals for the third year in a row after earning top awards at the regional competition at Northern Michigan University in November.

The team, under the leadership of coach Wesley McDermott, won a second place trophy for its research project.

The teams were judged on four categories; core values, robot design, robot performance, and research project.

There were 48 teams from throughout the state at the finals presenting their solutions on the overall theme of natural disasters.