FIRST Robotics Teams rely on Mentors to lead the team as well as coach the students in the skills necessary to design, build, and test their robots for competition.
Grand Blanc’s Head Mentors are Clinton Bolinger and Brandi Suder. Clinton was introduced to FIRST Robotics as a senior at Kearsley High School and then assisted a Kearsley team in the 2001 season. He entered Kettering University to prepare for a career in Engineering and continued to mentor the Kearsley High School Robotics Team until 2003. In 2007, Clinton became an assistant mentor for the Swartz Creek High School Robotics Team with the help of Brandi Suder. Brandi has an education background from Central Michigan University and develops much of the educational core of the activities. After one season with the Swartz Creek team, Clinton and Brandi were presented with the opportunity to establish a FIRST Robotics Team at Grand Blanc High School.
Thanks to the enthusiasm and initiative of both Clinton and Brandi, a team has been organized at Grand Blanc High School.
The Grand Blanc FIRST Robotics team is lucky to have both as Head Mentors. Welcome to Grand Blanc High School Clinton & Brandi!