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 2016 season

Here are our team members.

Ryan - Programmer (2nd Year)

Brandon - Builder(1st Year)

Silver - Builder(1st Year)

Mikey - Builder(1st Year)

Simon - Safety Captain(2nd Year)

Sada - Designer/ Builder (2nd Year)

Paige - Safety Team(2nd Year)

Will - Builder(1st Year)

Ian - Builder/ Pit Design(1st Year)

Alex - Programmer (2nd Year)

Justin - Builder/ Pit Design(2nd Year)

Miller - Builder(1st Year)

Mentors for 2016 season

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

Justin Shankster - Head Mentor/ HS Art Teacher/ (3rd year)

Rebecca Shankster - Head Mentor/ MS Science Teacher/ MS STEM Teacher/ (3rd year)

Katie Shankster - Mentor/ General Motors Mechanical Engineer / (3rd year)

Lee Reed - Build Mentor/Parent/ (3rd year)

Buddy Hinojosa - Build Mentor/Parent/ (1st year)

Community Partners for 2016 season

The success of our team could not be possible without the help and support of the following community business partners in the 2016 year.

Aluminum Level Sponsors $100 +

Riverside Market
(989) 288-3382 Durand, MI

Nelson Tile and Marble
(810) 333-1251

Shaws Pharmacy
(989) 288-6886 Durand, MI

XYZ Landscape Supply
(989) 288-4600 Durand, MI

Wrench Level Sponsors $50 +

Ace Hardware
(989) 288-3153 Durand, MI

Rivet Level Sponsors $25 +

Self Serve Lumber
(989) 288-4171 Durand, MI


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