Saturday, January 3, 2015

Robotics Kickoff

January 3, 2015

Today was kickoff day for the 2015 Robotics season.  This will be Nicholas' fourth and final year working with the Buchanan High Bird Brains, and once again he'll be working with the fabrication team to build the actual robotic that the team will take into competition.  We're looking forward to an exciting season for Nicholas' senior year!

One of the things I think is pretty cool about the robotics team is that former members are life-long supporters of the organization.  As a matter of fact, both Buchanan's head coach and the head of the Central Valley First Lego League (the Lego robotics teams that are the precursor to high school robotics) are former Buchanan Robotics Team members, or Bird Brains, as they are affectionately known.  At today's kickoff, several former team members were in attendance to show their support and mentorship.  Many of them I was privileged to have in my A.P. Literature course over the years.  I got to snap a quick photo of some of my former (and current) kiddos:  Ned Ta, Emma Hansen-Smith, Carter Dana, and of course, Nicholas.  (Three years ago, two years ago, last year, and current, respectively.)

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