Our team gives all members who participate in FIRST the opportunity to apply their formal education to real-life challenges. Courses in math, physical science, and creative writing are all utilized in the major sub-groups of our team. In addition, they will acquire leadership, communication, and management skills. The team is composed of over 85 high school members. Our instructor/advisor is Mrs. Arrington, a former math teacher at Leland High School. Our team's members come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. The team's members come from all levels of high school, Freshmen to Seniors.

2016-2017 Officers

Name: Rayna M. Grade: 12th Position: PresidentName: Thuy N. Grade: 11th Position: Vice PresidentName: Trinity B. Grade: 11th Position: TreasurerName: Rojeen F. Grade: 11th Position: Secretary
Name: Evan L. Grade: 11th Position: Public Relations LeadName: Hannah P. Grade: 12th Position: Strategy LeadName: Raymond Y. Grade: 12th Position: Engineering LeadName: Anya H. Grade: 12th Position: Programming Lead
Name: Thenu S. Grade: 11th Position: Awards LeadName: Preet A. Grade: 10th Position: Scouting LeadName: Nathan D. Grade: 11th Position: Mechanical Co-LeadName: Sang Gi K. Grade: 11th Position: Programming Lead
Name: Joseph K. Grade: 12th Position: Human ResourcesName: Russell O. Grade: 10th Position: Safety CaptainName: Antoni O. Grade: 12th Position: Mechanical Co-LeadName: Ryan L. Grade: 11th Position: Programming Lead
Name: Eric Y. Grade: 9th Position: WebmasterName: Rohan B. Grade: 10th Position: Safety Captain

 Personal Stories

"The reason I have most of the friends that I do is because of this robotics team. I moved here from another state and didn't know anybody at first, but as soon as I met the people on this team I had friends."

— Michael S. 

"I didn't even imagine I would ever become interested in machining and coding before I joined the school robotics team. By joining FIRST, I've met many people, even new friends across the world, politicians, and professionals. FIRST gives me the opportunity to teach other people and to participate in something extremely exciting and fun. FIRST has become part of my life that's not replaceable anymore; I am so glad that my friend invited me when I was a sophomore.“

— Novia W.

"Robotics has helped me make the transition from being mechanically inept to mechanically adept and also cemented my love of computer programming – while giving me the most fun experience I’ve ever had!"

— Rohan R. 

"Robotics has helped me hone my leadership skills and create an great learning and building experience for the team."

— Alejandro A.

"Without the robotics program I would have never been able to advance myself in the field of engineering, and effectively apply learned academic and mechanical skills to this extraordinary program!"

— Natalie M.

"Robotics has changed the way I learn because I now see everything in my school studies in terms of applying it to a real-life project."

— Gabriel A.

" many opportunities to apply everything I have learned in the classroom, as well as expand my knowledge of engineering and utilize team skills. Plus, it's always a lot of fun!"

— Amy Q.

"Robotics changed my life... this is what I want to do for a career."

— Jennifer L.