This past weekend, Team 4909, Bionics, competed at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and represented Billerica at FIRST Robotics’ New England District Championship. This was Team 4909’s 6th attendance to the District Championship and Bionics is the only 6th-year team to achieve this feat. At the end of the competition, the team ranked in 25th place at the event out of 64 teams, and ultimately allowed the team to be ranked 24th in all of New England. This prestigious rank has allowed Team 4909 to receive the opportunity to compete at the FIRST Robotics World Championship in Detroit, Michigan. This is the team’s 3rd trip to the World Championship where they will compete alongside some of the best teams all around the world! Seeing as that the team only found out at the end of the District Championship event (April 13th) and that the competition in Detroit will begin on the 24th, this gives the team very little time to raise money in order to attend! Therefore, we are graciously accepting all donations at our EDCO online link and we are asking for our supporters to participate in our Bake Sale Raffle and our Scratch Ticket Raffle (the links and associated PDFs will be provided at the bottom of this post, are on the team website’s home page, and are on all of the team’s social media platforms). We thank you for all of your help and be on the lookout for a blog post soon regarding the results of our team’s participation at the FIRST Robotics World Championship!