Jeremy's Trip to Vex Worlds

$1,445 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 14 people in 1 month
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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Update 2
Posted by Christie Sonneman
8 days ago
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We want to thank everyone for their help and support to get Jeremy to the World Competition. We finally made enough and he's set to go! He's working hard on getting everything ready. The countdown to leaving has begun and he's pretty nervous. We leave in 3 days. Wish Jeremy luck in Kentucky!
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Posted by Christie Sonneman
1 month 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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$1,445 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 14 people in 1 month
Created March 15, 2017
RB
$100
Rick & Mandi Boatwright
13 days ago

Good luck Jeremy! We are so proud of you!

$50
Monte Graham
14 days ago

What a great accomplishment, enjoy!

SK
$50
Shawn Kaylor
23 days ago
$75
Patty VanCurler
23 days ago
KB
$50
Kristen Brink
23 days ago
WC
$100
William Clanton
1 month ago

Congratulations. Go forth and conquer !!!

MS
$50
Mindy Syring
1 month ago
RM
$100
Rian Mccartan
1 month ago
$100
Adam DeRose
1 month ago

Go get 'em! -Adam & Dena

DH
$100
Donna Hill
1 month ago
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