In 2012, our rookie season, we made the semi-finals at Niles in only our second competition, and in 2013 we placed as alliance captains at Gull Lake and West Michigan, earning a place in the Michigan State Finals in Ypsilanti.  But our true mission is to teach the students many skills such as communication, machinery, programming, safety, marketing, engineering, and social skills that will help them in the future. This season we expanded our student base, more than quadrupling participation from our Rookie Year in 2012.

 

We have added key mentors and participated in several outreach events.  We have been privileged to host regional events at Gull Lake High School, and by all measures; school and community involvement, economic activity, operationally and educationally, have been a resounding success.  We have gained significant media exposure for FIRST and Gull Lake Community Schools while learning about problem solving and working together along the way.  On the field, we strive to be a true team player, changing our game plans if need be for the good for our alliance.  Last season, we were pleased to earn two Safety Awards at regional competitions, of which we are more proud of than any on field performance.  


We also formed Gull Lake Area Robotics, a federally recognized 501c3 non-profit dedicated to support FIRST robotics in our community.  Clearly, our success would not be possible if not for our many sponsors, whose financial support, allows our team to compete, even in these times where budgets are constrained and school resources stretched.  If not for you, this would not have been possible.  So on behalf of Gull Lake Area Robotics, our Twisted Devils FIRST Robotics Team, and Gull Lake Community Schools we sincerely thank everyone for your support and look forward to working with you again in the future as we continue the mission of fostering science and technology education in our schools and communities.




About Gull Lake Area Robotics


We are FIRST Team 4381, the Twisted Devils, from Gull Lake High School in Richland, Michigan.  This is our 6th year as an FRC team and we are looking forward to hosting a fifth district competition at our own high school on March 17th-18th, 2017.  We feel very fortunate to have this opportunity and thank FIRST Robotics for it.  Our team is open to membership to any student in Gull Lake High School, Virtual High School or the GL Home School Partnership.

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