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, technology, engineering, art, math, and design.

Resources for Robotics

About Team 5282 - The Railroaders

2018 is our fifth school year in the FIRST Robotics Competition.
We have many returning students and some new ones. We also have a great support system of mentors this year including a couple of new faces. This is going to be a great year!
Our team philosophy follows the FIRST Robotics Organization of Gracious Professionalism and Coopertition. Go Railroaders!

Team Members for 2018 season

Here are our team members.

Ryan - (4th Year)

Brandon - Builder(3rd Year)

Eli - Art Team(3rd Year)

Simon - Safety Captain(3rd Year)

Aiden - autonomous programmer(2nd Year)

Aidan - programmer(1st Year)

Emma - Photographer(1st Year)

Sada - Designer/ Builder (4th Year)

Will - Builder, Programmer(3rd Year)

Jordan - Teleopereation Programming(2nd Year)

Jacob - Builder(2nd Year)

Haley - Art(2nd Year)

Austin - Builder(1st Year)

Alex G - (1st Year)

Alex R- Designer (4th Year)

Justin - Builder/ Pit Design(4th Year)

Miller - Builder(3rd Year)

Peter - Builder(2nd Year)

Rory - Builder(2nd Year)

Joe - (1st Year)

Mentors for 2018 season

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


Justin Shankster - Head Mentor/ Programming Mentor/ CAD Design Mentor/ HS Art Teacher/ (5th year)


Paul Mayers - Safety Mentor/ School Board Member (3rd year)


Rebecca Shankster - Head Mentor/ Drive Team Mentor/ MS STEM Teacher/ (5th year)


Lee Reed - Build Mentor/Parent/ (5th year)


Bill Bailey - Build Mentor (1st year)


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

Amy Shaw - Awards Mentor/ Design Mentor/ Parent (3rd year)

Justin Blake - Build Mentor/HS Engineering & Math Teacher (1st year)

Community Partners for 2018 season

The success of our team could not be possible without the help and support of the following community business partners in the 2018 year. Please consider adding your business to this list of community parters.

Machinery Level Sponsors $500 +

(248) 295-4700 Wixom, MI

Aluminum Level Sponsors $100 +

Custer Family

Bailey Family

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

Shaws Pharmacy
(989) 288-6886 Durand, MI

Shankster Family
Grand Blanc, MI

Ace Hardware
(989) 288-3153 Durand, MI

Aluminum Level Sponsors $100 +

Shankster Family
Durand, MI

Stine Turf & Snow
(989) 666-1200 Durand, MI

Blight Oil Company
(989) 634-9156 or (888) 926-8645
Bancroft, MI

Wolsfeld Family
Durand, MI

Wrench Level Sponsors $50 +

Stauble Family
Durand, MI


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