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Jeremy's Trip to Vex Worlds

$1,120 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 11 days
Christie Sonneman  KLAMATH FALLS, OR
Mazama High School Robotics is going to the World Championship in Louisville, KY!!



My name is Jeremy Sonneman and I am a third year robotics student at Mazama High School. Every since I was last place at my very first competition 3 years ago, I have dreamed of succeeding in robotics. Dave (the custodian) and I have developed quite the relationship from me being at Mazama after school so often working on my robot. Sometimes I wave goodbye to him as he is leaving at the end of his workday.

I believe that the small parts to a robot is what makes it a little better than the competition. This has proven effective with the judges because I have earned the right to represent the Klamath County at the biggest robotics competition in the world. I am not only representing myself and my school, but I am also the first to represent the Klamath Basin in this spectacular event. I was willing to put in the extra effort to not just skim by, but to succeed.

When I went to the State Competition, I went undefeated and also won the Design Award and the Robot Skills Award. I triple qualified for the World Competition! I am a one man team. I have built, designed, redesigned, and programmed 6 different robots for my competition but it's never good enough. This is why I put in the needed time, effort, research, and commitment to have earned the right and privilege to compete on the world stage.

To make this dream come true, I need your help. I need to raise at least $3000 by April 10th. These funds will pay for food, travel, lodging, robot parts, and extra expenses needed. I'm very grateful for the $2000 from Klamath County School District for their support. Unfortunately, this is not enough to make my dream a reality which is why I need your support and help. Thank you in advance for supporting Mazama Robotics if you decide to help me represent my city on the world level. 

Thank you,
Jeremy Sonneman

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Posted by Christie Sonneman
9 days ago
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Thank you for the donations! I have been amazed by the media coverage and support. Tomorrow morning at 7:45 is an interview with KLAD, there's an article coming out in the Herald and News, there was a Fox News announcement, and I was interviewed by NBC 2 today. That will air Monday. I feel so honored to be representing the Klamath Basin!

Jeremy
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$1,120 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 11 days
Created March 15, 2017
WC
$100
William Clanton
5 days ago

Congratulations. Go forth and conquer !!!

MS
$50
Mindy Syring
6 days ago
RM
$100
Rian Mccartan
6 days ago
$100
Adam DeRose
8 days ago

Go get 'em! -Adam & Dena

DH
$100
Donna Hill
9 days ago
JR
$20
Jessica Radmaker Reichardt
10 days ago

Good luck Jeremy!

RB
$500
Ron and Fabian Baker
10 days ago

We are proud of you, have a blast.

NS
$100
N Sonneman
11 days ago
LS
$50
larry spielbusch
11 days ago
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