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Team 6600 "Tech Heads"




Team Members: Carrie Ann Kent, Angelica VanderGeld,
Elijah Vandergeld, Andrew Sederdahl

Brandy Hill, Comeela Shepherd, Liam Crenshaw

Coach: Miguel Quinteros


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What is FIRST Robotics Competition?

Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology.

We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.”



Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get.




The positive impact on
FIRST Robotics Competition participants is gratifying and well documented. Over 88% have more interest in doing well in school and 92% are more interested in attending college.


This year a team of 7 students, 2 adult mentors: Mrs. McGahey and Mr. Roberts, coached by Mr. Quinteros, joined two district competitions, one in Kentwood and the second in Traverse City. These two competition were filled with excitement, hard work, teamwork, and new learnings.  Robotics helps our student learned many skills that will be of help in the real world. The skills they learned are problem solving, thinking out of the box, team work, communication, computer programming, building skills, responsibility, etc.. The old african proverb says that it takes a village to raise a child, helping this team be successful, actually took a village. We are thankful with our superintendent Mr. Heitmeyer for running to Grand Rapids to pick up the base kit to build the robot and for his support throughout the duration of the season.  Mr. Duane Roberts for always being willing to drive the team wherever needed and for his mentorship. Mrs.McGahey for her positive spirit always pushing us to succeed. Mr. Bauer always flexible and always encouraging us. Mrs. Lewis for driving our team when needed and for her help with all the paperwork. All the teachers their moral support but most importantly, thanks to the parents for allowing their students to participate and for their constant support.



Our season is over but we are already making plans for next year. We would like to have a more suitable workshop for our team, also we are calling any community member that would like to volunteer as  mentors , please contact Mr. Quinteros, Mrs.McGahey or Mr. Roberts. Remember, it takes a village. What if you could build a better world? Where would you begin? More than ever, we must come together to innovate and to solve problems.

 




 
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