By |2020-01-15T19:30:42-08:00September 25th, 2019|

Since we secured a finalist position at the Silicon Valley Regional, our team qualified for the World Championships in Houston, Texas, which took place from April 17th to April 20th. In the weeks leading up to the championship, we held a team-wide fundraising effort to meet the high cost of bringing 21 students and a robot across the country. We ended qualifications with a 5-5-0 record. Overall, we were very satisfied with our experience at the Houston Championship; it was a great opportunity to learn from and compete alongside the best teams in FRC. After Houston, we discussed the Championship as a class and listed some valuable lessons to apply in future years. After returning from Houston, our team held student leadership elections in order to choose our mechanical director (Brady Ankenbrandt), programming director (Holden Adamec), operations director (Daniel Stulski), and team captains (Cathy Wang and Charles Wang). After presentations from each candidate, a classwide election was held, and the votes were tallied up. Once the new captains and directors were confirmed, they met with the previous year’s captains and directors to decide on subteam leads. As the school year came to a close, we organized a list of potential summer projects to work on during the break. With the help of some alumni, we were able to get [...]