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Fennville Robohawks Win GVSU Event

The Fennville High School Robohawks Robotics team won the first event of the season at Grand Valley State University on March 23, part of a three-team alliance that helped bring Fennville High School its first ever First Robotics event championship.

Though Fennville High School has had a successful robotics program for several years, the win at GVSU was the first time the team was part of the championship alliance. 

The win at GVSU puts the Fennville team on a track to earn an invitation to the Michigan state robotics championship at the end of this season at Saginaw Valley State University in April. The team participated in the state championship two years ago, and even earned and invitation to the national championship held in St. Louis, MO that same season.

The Fennville Robotics program is coached by Richard Lowing, and has the support and sponsorship of several individuals, mentors, organizations, and businesses in the Fennville area. The program helps teach engineering, computer programming, and problem solving skills to students as they compete with teams from high schools across the region, state, and nation. Fennville Middle School also had a robotics team this year for the first time, creating a learning experience for middle school students, and providing a feeder program into the high school robotics program.