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Page A-10 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, March 13, 2014 B BEe;INNING 1360) i CHURCH 426-2907 SERVICE SUNDAY 11AM 2521 State Route 108, Shelton, WA (2 miles West of 101) Business office: 5961 E. SR 3, Shelton, WA 98584 Happy St. Particle's Day from Crystals, Gifts & Nature Center Family& owned Open 10:30AM-6:00PM Tuesday-Saturday II:OOAM-S:OOPM Sunday o426-8111 510 SE 01d Arcadia Road Shelton. WA 98584 toww.couecrpsMIs.com I Profeulonal Famlly.OwnedAutomotive Repair Located in downtown Allyn i Your vehicle doesn't run just on luck...we'114 V help you  and driving the it should! (360) 275-0405 18271 Hwy 3. Allyn Za Ready to Cook, Raw Grain-fed Corn Beef New York Steak Flats 't99 001q99 Izltu. Points 3"Lb. [ Izl, Lb. All Natural Jumbo 150 ct. EZ Peel Chicken 99 891,b. bythe I. 40-lb. case $35.60 Prawns 13 99 Ea. 2 Lb. Bag 1729 OLYMPIC HWY. N. SHELTON (360 426-1659 www.michaelsmeals.net Mon-Sat 9-7, Sun 9-6 Photo courtesy of Alan Walker Team member Jason Williams, left, and coach Jarred Foss work on Aldernating Current's robot dur- ing its debut FIRST Robotics Competition event, which took place Feb. 27 to March 1 at Auburn Mountain View High School. The team is made up of students from Shelton High School, North Mason Hi0h School and Oakland Bay Junior Hi0h School. Shelt00)n robotics team tak00,s home rookie award Aldernating Current competes in Auburn By NATALIE JOHNSON natalie@masoncounty corn A robotics team made up of Ma- son County high school students won the Rookie Inspirational Award at its debut FIRST Robot- ics Competition event. The Shelton team, called Al- dernating Current, or team 5295, competed with 31 other teams over three days Feb. 27, 28 and March 1 at Auburn Mountain View High School. The team is made up of 17 students from Shelton High School, North Mason High School and Oakland Bay Junior High School. The team won the Rookie Inspi- rational Award for including stu- dents from three schools, recogniz- ing its mentor team, or "wisdom sponsor," team 4450, Olympia Robotics Federation" and making a part for its robot with a three- dimensional printer, according to team founder and lead mentor Alan Walker. In the competition, the robots worked together to play a kind of basketball. Teams scored points by successfully passing the ball or throwing it over a 5-foot obstacle. "It's just like regular basket- ball," Walker said. "It's a strange, but very fun game." Aldernating Current was the "We were the on|y rookie team there, yet we were the only ones who 00ecumented D al| the emergency supphes. Alan Walker, Aldernating Current team founder only rookie team at the event, but did not automatically win the award. After the three-day competi- tion, Aldernating Current was ranked 20th out of 32 teams in the Pacific Northwest district. The first day of the competition was spent on an inspection of the teams' robots. Aftermaking a few small chang- es so their robot conformed to the competition requirements, the A1- dernating Current robot passed its inspection the next morning. The team continued making modifica- tions to its robot Feb. 28. Walker said the students were very focused on safety during the competition and brought first-aid kits, battery spill kits and fire ex- tinguishers. "We were the only rookie team there, yet we were the only ones who documented all the emergency supplies," Walker said. A student from a neighboring team was hurt early in the com- petition, and Aldernating Current members were able to help be- cause they had their first-aid kid available. Before to the competition, team members designed T-shirts, but- tons and a team banner and cre- ated videos about their team. The team handed out 200 buttons at the event. The team plans to continue improving its robot before future competitions, team leader Walker said. Team sponsors include DS SolidWorks, Alan Walker PE, Bezos Family Foundation, Sim- pleTechAndRepair.weebly.com, National Instruments, Black- StarPrint.com and Mason Coun- ty 4-H Youth Development Pro- grams. Walker also thanked numerous teams that helped mentor or give advice to Aldernating Current. Donations to the team can be made by check payable to Wash- ington FIRST Robotics with team FRC 5295 in the memo line, and mailed to Washington FIRST Ro- botics at 21238 68th Ave. S. Kent, WA 98032. Aldernating Current's next competition takes place March 20 to 22 at Shoreline High School in Shorewood. We have expanded our Electronic Cigarette selection. Stop by for all your Vaping needs/ We offer: Two Peas in a Pod Ejuice VapPuro Ejuice Kanger Tech Ismoka ITaste Vivi Nova Pax ,Smoketech Innokin Anyvape Davide Vision Try Ejuice before you buy! We now offer over 60 Ejuices. 5881 E State Route 3 Shelton, WA 98584 360-426-3671 i i