The Thunder Mountain High School Robotics team pose at the For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology (FIRST) Tech Challenge State Robotics Championships held Feb. 21 in Fairbanks. From left are coach May, John Germain, Courtney Johnson, Jennifer Nelson, Karen Leder, Ben Tamone, Maggie Meiners and Grady Wright. Members not pictured are John Bishop, Slade Womack and Tyler Campbell. The rookie team left with third place out of the 15 teams. They moved from preliminaries to semi-finals to finals, where they were finally eliminated. They also received the THINK award, one of five special trophies given at the event. This award was based on their presentation and documentation of the engineering process.