Auburn High’s FIRST Robotic Team, TREAD, makes world stage

Auburn High’s FIRST Robotic Team, TREAD, qualified to compete in the FIRST Robotics World Championship for the first time, joining a team from Auburn Mountainview.

Sixteen students from Auburn High will travel to Houston to compete April 19-22. Up to 600 teams from around the world will be present.

Auburn’s team earned points at competitions; winning the Central Washington competition and finishing as semifinalists at the Auburn competition. Additionally, they added points for being awarded the Engineering Inspiration Award in Auburn and the Imagery Award in district and regional competitions. All points are combined to determine which teams qualify for moving forward.

The competition will be streamed live at