FRC Team 5562 Laker Logistics: High School FIRST Robotics
Team 5562 Laker Logistics
Coach - Mr. Christopher Morehead
Assistant Coach - Ms. Halie Willey (GLHS Class of 2016)
With the 2021 season, Glen Lake's Team #frc5562 marks seven years in FIRST FRC competition. A verteran team, centered around the contributions of this year's five returning Sophomores, this season is all about refining our vision of what it means to work as a team, reaching out to potential new teammembers, and refreshing our image with an updated logo. We will increase our public image via social media, tagging posts with hashtags, and being more visible within our community.
2021 promises to bring new challenges and opportunities for our Lakers Logistics teammembers, who embody the FIRST spirit of "Coopertition"!
Laker Logistics Team 5562 has a proud history of introducing Glen Lake High School students and their younger siblings to the world of competitive robotics.
2015: Recycle Rush -- Events at Traverse City Central High School and Standish High School
FRC Team 5562 was a successful rookie team in 2015, earning a trip to the FRC Championship event in St. Louis, MO. For some teammembers, it was the furthest they had ever traveled from home!
- 2016: FIRST Stronghold -- Events at Traverse City Central High School and Standish High School
The 2016 season saw the team grow by 50%, obtaining an even male/female ratio. In 2016, students petitioned the Glen Lake School Board and gained the opportunity to earn a Varsity letter in Robotics for the first time.
2017: FIRST Steamworks -- Events at Waterford High School and Traverse City Central High School
In the third year of Glen Lake High School's robotics program the team traveled to Waterford, Michigan for our first ever event in Metro Detroit.
2018: FIRST Power Up -- Events at Traverse City Central High School and Lake Superior State University
The 2018 season included our team's first opportunity to travel to an event on a college campus at LSSU and our first event in the Upper Penninsula. Generous support from Traverse City dock-building company Tri-Met Industires contributed to our success.
- 2019: Destination: Deep Space -- Events at Kettering University and Milford High School
Beginning in the 2019 pre-season, we won the support of an influential employee of General Motors Customer Care & Aftersales in Grand Blanc, Michigan. This relationship led to exciting opportunities for team members, including touring GM's Flint Assembly, installing fasteners on the assembly line, and riding in brand new trucks during dynamometer testing before the vehicles were released for shipment. In the second event of the season our all-Senior team finished the Milford High School event on the winning alliance! Glen Lake Class of 2016 Graduate and former youth team member Halie Willey officially joined our team as Assistant Coach.
- 2020: Infinite Recharge -- Events at Traverse City West High School and Kettering University
This was truly a season that no one could have predicted. Building an entirely new team consisting of five Freshmen, we proudly wrapped up two successful events just before COVID-19 shut down the entire State of Michigan and events were postponed indefinitely. We are grateful for the health and safety of our fellow teams.