Monthly Archives: February 2017

C-A Middle School VEX Robotics Teams WINS Robotics Michigan State Championship

Great news about our C-A Middle School VEX robotics teams

Our robotics teams won the VEX Robotics Michigan State Championship on Sunday. The two teams, MO’ Peeps (Team 1375A) and Even MO’ Peeps (Team 1375B), were among 28 middle school teams that competed at Jenison Fieldhouse at MSU on Sunday. Leanne Welch, of Rankin Elementary, coaches the teams.

Team 1375A was the No. 1 seed after the qualifying matches and selected Team 1375B and a third alliance partner from Lambertville. The three teams went undefeated in the playoffs, easily winning the finals match.

The results are here:

The world championship will be April 19-22 in Louisville, Kentucky (Kentucky Exposition Center). We will be among 160 middle school teams competing from around the world.


The 2 Carman-Ainsworth teams had yet another successful tournament.

They competed in Monroe amongst 48 teams (both middle and high school) and were ranked 1 and 3 after the qualification matches. They again formed an alliance together as the number 1 team for the elimination matches and came out victorious. The 2 teams each won a Champion Trophy. In addition, 1 team took 1st place in the Skills Challenge and the other won the Think Award honoring their programming ability.

After this weekend, the 2 Carman-Ainsworth Middle School teams, MO’ Peeps and Even MO’ Peeps are ranked #1 and #2 amongst all Middle School Vex teams in the state and #1 and #8 amongst all Middle School Vex teams in the world! An impressive showing for sure!

Both teams will next compete in the State Championship on February 19 at MSU. If they do well there, they will qualify for a world championship bid in April.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

The Genesee County Tax Assistance & Financial Services Coalition provides free income tax preparation for people with low to moderate income from February through April.


  • Brennan Senior Center
  • Canaan Baptist Church
  • Flint Public Library
  • Mott Community College
  • University of Michigan – Flint

Please click here for specific hours and days that these sites are open to provide you free federal income tax preparation.


The following scholarships have a February deadline. Please act on these right away if interested. Any questions, please stop in the Guidance office.

Michigan Society of Professional Engineers Scholarship

Branch of the NAACP

Community Choice Credit Union Scholarship   

You Deserve it Scholarship

Michigan Education Association Scholarship

Simon Youth Community Scholarship

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program