Shelton High Robotics Team Qualifies for World Championship

Aldernating Current Finishes 5th at Northwest Championship

At the Pacific Northwest Championship held in Spokane at Eastern Washington University April 6-8, 4-H Team 5295 “Aldernating Current” finished 8th after twelve qualification matches. Based on scouting all 64 teams, the Shelton team selected Spokane Team 2147 “CHUCK” and Wilsonville, Oregon Team 1425 “Error Code Xero” as its playoff partners. The alliance lost in the quarterfinals. The Shelton team’s new scouting plan was based on advice from the team’s sister 4-H Grays Harbor County Westport Team “Fishy Business Inc.”, which qualified for the 2017 & 2015 World Championships.  View  matches at .

The Shelton High Robotics Team can compete at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) World Championship April 19-23 in Houston, Texas.  The team needs to raise $20,000 as soon as possible. Visit to donate or contact Andy Hospador (360-426-0741;, or (253-852-4002). Students on the team are raising funds by selling $5 tickets for the new “Fast and Furious” movie to be shown Saturday April 15th at 10 AM at the Shelton Cinema.

Team sponsor  created exciting video highlights of the Shelton team.

Eight students competed:  Team Captain Jaeden H., climber Kiery E., Safety Captain/pilot Jacob H., driver Tristin N., drive captain Carolynn C., gear loader Kirstin G.,  scout Robert G.-A., and scout James C.,  guided by six adult volunteers: scout R.Clarey, pit crew K.Hansen, scout A.Hospador,  scout F.Newby, scout A.Walker, and Coach J.Wright.

The Shelton High Robotics Team would not have qualified for the World Championship without the help of Team 5450 “St. Helens Engineering and Robotics Club” who donated a gyro and programming, which keeps the robot travel in a straight line. Team 4450 “Olympia Robotics Federation” mentors Team 5295 since co-founding it in 2014.