Welcome to the Durand Area High School FRC Competitive Robotic's Team 5282 site. We are dedicated to the learning, raising awareness and raising interest of the high school students of Durand, MI in the areas of science, math, technology, engineering and design.

About Team 5282 - The Railroaders

2017 is our fourth school year in the FIRST Robotics Competition.
We have had a good summer break and are happy to be getting started with another season.
Although we will miss our alumni members, we have many returning students and upcoming 8th graders ready to start this season. Our team philosophy follows the FIRST Robotics Organization of Gracious Professionalism and Coopertition. Go Railroaders!

Team Members for 2017 season

Here are our team members.

Ryan - (3rd Year)

Brandon - Builder(2nd Year)

Silver - Builder(2nd Year)

Eli - Art Team(2nd Year)

Simon - Safety Captain(2nd Year)

Aiden - Builder(1st Year)

Jazzy - Art Team(1st Year)

Andrew - Electrical(1st Year)

Sada - Designer/ Builder (3rd Year)

Paige - Safety Team(3rd Year)

Will - Builder(2nd Year)

David - Builder(1st Year)

Jordan - Builder(1st Year)

Jacob - Builder(1st Year)

Maceda - Art Team(1st Year)

Alex - Programmer (3rd Year)

Justin - Builder/ Pit Design(3rd Year)

Ian - Builder/ Pit Design(2nd Year)

Miller - Builder(2nd Year)

Peter - Builder(1st Year)

Rory - Builder(1st Year)

Mentors for 2017 season

These individuals have provided their professional experience to guide the student members while constructing our robot.


Justin Shankster - Head Mentor/ HS Art Teacher/ (4th year)


Paul Mayers - Mentor/ School Board Member (1st year)


Rebecca Shankster - Head Mentor/ MS Science Teacher/ MS STEM Teacher/ (4th year)


Lee Reed - Build Mentor/Parent/ (4th year)


Katie Shankster - Mentor/ General Motors Mechanical Engineer / (4th year)

Amy Shaw - Mentor/ Parent (1st year)

Community Partners for 2017 season

The success of our team could not be possible without the help and support of the following community business partners in the 2017 year. Please consider adding your business to this list of community parters.

Aluminum Level Sponsors $100 +

Riverside Market
(989) 288-3382 Durand, MI

Mid-Michigan Dental Center
(989) 759-1999 Owosso, MI

American Shankster
Durand, MI

Wrench Level Sponsors $50 +

Ace Hardware
(989) 288-3153 Durand, MI

Bowden Body Shop
(866) 551-0909 Lennon, MI

Rivet Level Sponsors $25 +


Justin Shankster, Lead Mentor
Durand High School
(810) 347-3125