VEX ROBOTICS COMPETITION
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's Mark Smith, 12, left, reacts as Grand Traverse Academy's Corey Conley, 14, operates a robot in a qualification match during Saturday's "Winter Luau" VEX Robotics Qualifier at the Grand Traverse Academy in Traverse City. Forty-two teams of junior high and high school students from 16 schools used robots they designed, built and programmed using the VEX Robotics Design System to compete in a "starstruck" challenge involving moving bean bags and star-shaped objects across a barrier to the opposing team's side. Winning teams advance to the West Michigan Qualifying Tournament next week, where they will compete for a trip to the state tournament at Michigan State University February 18 and 19.
From Week in Photos: Jan. 15-21, 2017