A05 Annex Robotics 2019 Season

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We are A05 Annex, a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team in Hood River, Oregon. Out of all the FIRST programs, FRC is the largest, most complex, and most real world. Jeff Blackman, our leader, and founder of the HRVHS Robotics program, encouraged us to start an FRC team last year. Our first year, we had 11 members--competing against teams with upwards 20 to 30 students--Blackman was confident of our abilities. We were the right people to start the new team, and we felt ready for the challenge.

Despite our small team, we made it all the way to FRC Worlds. It was a week-long competition hosted in Houston for teams from all over the world. In fact, we made friends with quite a few teams from Australia! At the end of the competition, we made it to the semi-finals of our division.

We competed well and learned a lot from the experience. We are going into this year focused on being more organized, starting the season of building and fundraising sooner. We also felt that we would benefit from more diversity on our team. We have spent the fall recruiting top-level talent from FTC teams, more girls, and more people of color.

Our goal is to compete at Worlds in April. We want to build a robot that will work adequately in competitions while learning other valuable talents and skills that will help in post-secondary education and beyond. The season has just kicked off, and we are working hard. The A05 girls went to Girls Gen, in Portland to compete against all-girls robotics teams from all over the area. We came in first!

Another goal of ours this year is to make robotics accessible to everybody who wants to participate. Last year was primarily funded by parents. If we want everyone to have an equal opportunity, we need to take away financial barriers. It would mean so much to us if you would be willing to help in any way you can. Every dollar you are willing to donate will help create an environment where every student can participate in robotics.
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