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First Pre-Season Meeting!

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We held our first pre-season meeting at the school Monday night and despite the heat, we had a good turnout and got a number of things accomplished. The kids are super excited about what’s to come this year, and threw some good ideas out as to different fundraising ideas, recruiting and media.

Fundraising Ideas:

  • Talent Show
  • Dances/Other events
  • ‘Restaurant’ profit sharing night
  • Pie a Teacher
  • This year’s Calendar is to be sold in January for Prizes in February

Recruiting:

  • Freshmen Activities Fair – August 28
  • Cafeteria Table

Outreach:

  • Northboro Recreation Department Lego Camp
  • Whitcomb School – Dan’s Mom

Media:

  • Facebook/Twitter/Blog Updates
  • Photos/Releases

Our next meeting is going to be Monday, August 6 from 6pm-8pm, room location TBD.

Congratulations Seniors!

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Congratulations and good luck to our 2012 graduating seniors! You’ve made a huge impact and left some big shoes to fill – we’ll miss you and hope to see you back as mentors. 

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Chris, Matt, Felicia, Dylan, Amy, Dan, Logan, Josh & Guille. Missing from photo: Michael

 

 

WPI Battle Cry 13 – May 18 & 19, 2012, Worcester MA

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One of the offseason competitions that we do every year is Battlecry, hosted by the folks at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester. Its a local competition, really laid back and just a lot of fun! It was great to see a number of teams that we saw in both Boston & Manchester in Worcester and see some new ones as well! We had a number of kids drive during this competition to give them a taste, and they all did a great job! And at the end of the day, we won an award for working as a team! Nice job, guys! 🙂

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Dan, Chris and Ava proudly showing off our award!!

Boston Regional March 22-23, 2012

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So, I’m a bit behind here with catching up from the season! Sorry about that! We had an impressive showing at the Boston Regional in March and we seeded into the final rounds! Unfortunately, we got knocked out before the final match (and only lost by 1 point because 3 robots got onto the bridge!) but the kids were so proud of what they’d accomplished and we the mentors were so proud of them. I have to tell you, this is my first year as a FIRST Mentor and its so gratifying to see how excited the kids get when they do something well.

Anyway, onto the photos!

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In the stands – Nicole, Kerrie, Chris, Carmen and Zak

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Josh showing off the Aztech gear with Guille looking on.

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Carmen, our scouting mistress, hard at work.

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Robot in action on the field!

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In the pit

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Josh and Logan waiting to drive.

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Cheering on the team during a match!

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Nicole with the Robot Head wandering the halls.

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Josh in the lobby.

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Eric the MC rocking a SWEET jacket for awards. That all came in the form of poems.

All of my photos from the event are here!