Our FRC team (Hawks on the Horizon: Andrew Taylor, Sergio Ortega, Luis Ortega) are the Midwest Regional Champions!!! FRC is the most difficult level of robotics designed to challenge even the brightest high school students.
This past weekend, the team competed at the UIC Pavilion with 53 teams from Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio and even Turkey! Our team has only three members and they were the ONLY middle school team, but this did not discourage them. They worked hard and in the end, they were part of the three team winning alliance. Now, the team is headed to the World Championship in St. Louis where they will compete with teams from many countries!!!
This wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Sravan Suryadevara. Sravan, a software engineer, volunteered to coach the team. He spent countless hours working
with our students. They spent many weekends and late nights working on the robot.