Better mornings, better possibilities.
The Southfield Regional Academic Campus hosted the press conference announcing the Oakland County Better with Breakfast program. Made possible through a collaboration between the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, Oakland Schools and United Way for Southeastern Michigan, the program's goal is to expand access to breakfast for students in schools across Oakland County.
Carts of breakfast foods that include a variety of offerings, such as breakfast sandwiches, fruit and cereal, are being placed at the main entrance to the schools for students to grab breakfast as they start the day.
The program is currently implemented at Southfield Regional and will be available at Adler Elementary, Levey Middle School, Stevenson Elementary, Thompson K-8 International Academy and Vandenberg World Cultures Academy.
For more information on the program, click here.
View more Better with Breakfast photos here. Click the photo to enlarge.
Ladies and gentlemen, start your robots!
Southfield High School for the Arts & Technology hosted the annual FIRST Robotics competition for 40 high school-age teams. The theme this year was "Destination: Deep Space."
The teams of students from across the state and southeast Michigan had about six weeks to build the robots and learn from mentors and professional engineers, who assist students in designing and building the competition robots.
The competition is designed to inspire high schoolers to learn how the STEM-centered career field is interesting and engaging. Throughout each round, the teams' robots had to navigate blindly through a period using pre-program robots or an onboard camera. The goal was to have the robots place panels and cargo onto makeshift cargo ships and rocket ships.
The Southfield High School for the Arts & Technology robotics team (The Ninetyfouriors) took first place at the competition and awarded the Team Spirit Award sponsored by FCA Foundation for their efforts of promoting STEM education in the Southfield community to all ages of learners.
View more robotics competition photos here. Click the photo to enlarge.