"The things I was allowed to experience, the people I was able to call friends, teammates, mentors, coaches and opponents, the travel, all of it, are far more than anything I ever thought possible in my lifetime."
                                                                                                                                                                 — Curt Schilling, retired AL baseball player



Zahra

Grade 10

How has the FIRST program impacted your life?

Before FRC, I had significantly less knowledge of robotics and computer science, friends with common interest, and no idea of what career I wanted to pursue. FIRST Robotics helped to change that, I gained so much over the past couple of years as a part of Team 3667. In school I began to enjoy and understand math and science better — and then brought that knowledge to robotics on the programming sub-team. Before FRC, I wasn't really sure which field I wanted to go into for a career. I wasn't sure what my passions were. I found one in programming. I know now that I really would like to go into the field of engineering and computer science. One of the most important parts of FRC is the the people. I found friends with common interests and the same motivation to do well academically. The people that I have met through FRC I have grown close to, and our team is like a second family to me now. I know that I will cherish all the memories and friends I have made at FRC, as well as the knowledge I've gained. This is what FRC has given me, it changed my life.

Tyler

Grade 9

How has the FIRST program impacted your life?

FIRST has given me a chance to improve and work on my building and electronics skills. I want to be an engineer of some sort when I grow up. Being in a robotics organization has really helped get me there. FIRST has given me a chance to make new friends and to have fun.

 

Matthew

Grade 9

How has the FIRST program impacted your life?

The FIRST program has affected my life in so many ways. It's mostly affected my life in the way I think about problems. I also have gained many friends from the FIRST program. The FIRST program also has the rest of my family contributing to robotics stuff. The program has also shown me where my skills are and where I need to improve. FIRST also has opened up job opportunities that I otherwise would not have, such as engineering. The FIRST program has introduced many mentors to me and they have all helped me greatly. FIRST has taught me more marketing, design, build, cad, electrical and other skills that middle school nor high school could teach.

Angus

Grade

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Evan

Grade 10

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Jo

Grade 12

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Mia

Grade

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Connor

Grade 10

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Adam

Grade

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Tyler

Grade 10

How has the FIRST program impacted your life?

This is my first year of robotics — going into the second year — and robotics has made me considerably want to work harder and think outside of the box. Robotics has inspired me to help the community more and care more about education. The FIRST program truly has changed my mindset toward helping the community and creating a better education in our school district. I love FIRST robotics.

Enzo

Grade 8

How has the FIRST program impacted your life?

FIRST has given me time to do the things I like to do. Before FIRST, my family and I only made small robots, now, we can make full-sized robots! Also at school, everyone is more interested in me now because I say "I'm building robots" and everyone loves that! FIRST is awesome!

Ryan

Grade 11

How has the FIRST program impacted your life?

FIRST has impacted my life in many ways. Shortly after joining, first my ability to talk to people face-to-face increased, which was a great improvement for me. Also, it helped bring my family closer together because we would bounce ideas off each other. At school, my grades went from A's to A+'s. My problem-solving skills increased a lot. Sometimes I confused myself with problems in which the program wasn't working with my code, but thanks to my new skills, I overcame them. FIRST has helped me in many ways, from making friends to making face-to-face talks and from knowing nuts from bolts to using Labview. Thanks for this great opportunity!

Devon

Grade 10

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Christian

Grade 10

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FIRST robotics has impacted my life by showing me how to produce real-world-quality videos. FIRST has affected my family by having them drive me to robotics and having them look forward to the upcoming competitions. It takes up a bit of time after Kick Off, but it's worth it. People have seen my mom's posts on Facebook and they are proud of me.

Christina

Grade

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Adam

Grade

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Justin

Grade 9

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Yu Xin

Grade 12

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Reise

Grade

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Oliva

Grade 10

How has the FIRST program impacted your life?

Robotics has helped me a lot these past few years. It has built a community, outside of school, where I can get can get hands-on experience to things I normally do in school. This community has created a family that I know has my back.I remember when Serenity and I were hooking up LEDs to the bottom of the cart and we had to go underneath to line them around the cart and Serenity got stuck under it, we had to pull her out. Through robotics I have created life-long relationships and found a career path that I want to pursue   it is just such a great environment for students to learn in.

Ava

Grade 10

How has the FIRST program impacted your life?

Being on Team 3667  definitely has been a major part of my life so far. It has changed many aspects of my life, a few bad but mostly for the good. My schooling has changed because of robots. I now take classes that are more geared toward what I want to do when I grow older, one of the classes is Intro to Engineering. In addition, my family helps out with the program and my little sister wants to join Marketing soon. Robotics has decreased the amount of time I am able to spend with my friends from school, but it has been the reason that I gained so many new ones. Robotics has changed my life immensely, and I wouldn't change it for the world.

Bobby

Grade 10

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Mitchel

Grade 9

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Marisa

Grade 10

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Ryan

Grade

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James

Grade 9

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Josh

Grade 10

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Addie

Grade 10

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Jewan

Grade

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Annie

Keith

Henry

Jason

Phil

 

Scott

Dave

Kelly

Lisa

Amy

Sydney

Carrie

Phil

Robert

Jose

Paul

 

 Team Members

Aishah Ahmed
Alex Day
Alexander Brady
Andrew Robbins
Ayn Boughner
Berant Perry
Brad Dresser
Breahna Snay
Breanna Socia
Bryan DeRosia
Caleigh Rich
Carson Moore
Dante Meyers

Devon Bloink
Elizabeth Jakubiak
Elli (Elizabeth) Cantley-Wilhelm
Emelia Harwood
Garret Balkwill
Jacob Halaas
Jacob Corwin
Jared Churchill
Kadeem Boubacar
Kaleb Rosenau
Kara Kaercher
Karissa Scott
Marcus Thomas
Mark Kovach
Mitchell Molesworth
Nathan Jakubiak
Nolan Odom
Rhian Perry
Robert Hooper
Sam Huston
Serenity Dean
Seth Kamendat
Steven Schwab
Tyler Scott
Venkat Veerappan
Xavier Hartzell

Founding Members

Austin Richard

Elijah Bennett

Garret Brenton

Andrew Cansfield

Ishan Mehta

Devin Meyers

Grant Moore

Alex Nelson

Nithin Tumma

Past Mentors

Lori D.

Nick Odem

Joseph Balkwill, Cargill Salt

Michael Beebe, Programming and Electronics, Phoenix Contact

Rob & Karyn Borsuk

Anne Brady, Speech Pathologist, McLaren Port Huron

Stacey Dresser, R.N., Blue Water Obstetrics and Gynecology

Sandy Fusee, Programming and Electronics, Freescale Software

Mark Richard,  Mechancal and Build, CareTech Solutions

Scott Smith, Mechanical and Build, SMR-Automotive

Adam Bennett, Design, Selfridge Air Force Base