Dear team and community,

Wow! What an exhilarating way to finish our matches at our UNH district event last weekend! Our robot, Rampothy, finished 21st out of 40 teams, and we were selected to compete in the quarterfinals where we made history successfully executing a challenging plan – one never seen before in the history of the FIRST Robotics Competition. Kudos to each drive team on our alliance!

The hard work and crucial contributions of every talented student and mentor on our team throughout the build and competition seasons have risen us to the top. Although we sacrificed our hatch mechanism midway through the event, we quickly adapted to our new game plan and devoted all our efforts toward our ramp feature, enticing the masses at the event and online.

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The endgame of our final competitive match of 2019. Watch the left side of the field!

2019 Robot Reveal Video: https://youtu.be/hJtQyOgWhIU

Chairman’s Award Submission Video: https://youtu.be/-B8b167Fkpc

Offseason Plan / Projects

With the conclusion of our competitive season, we will wrap up some loose ends and work on a few cool projects:

  • Installing the new hatch mechanism

  • Go-kart v2

  • Fixing the T-shirt Cannon

  • Battery Cart

  • Lab cleanup and organization (starting Wednesday)

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Our playoffs alliance at the UNH District Event – Teams 3597 (Robo-Rangers), 1757 (Wolverines), and 5962 (perSEVERE)

Leadership Application Form

Students who are looking to apply for a leadership position for the 2019-20 school year should fill out the following form: https://forms.gle/ZQEmr1rXsMcCFmNy8 (sign in required). Please make sure all answers are accurate and complete prior to submitting the form! Any remaining open positions will be available again in the Fall. Refer to the Team Handbook for more details.

Open Positions:

  • Captain

  • Vice-Captain

  • Treasurer

  • Secretary

Essay questions:

Great leaders inspire, teach, lead, and think critically. In a short essay, describe how you fit the description of a strong leader. (100 words min.) A central component of our team’s mission is to promote STEM education throughout our community. Explain how you have made a lasting impact in this area. (100 words min.) What makes you qualified for the role you are running for? How do you see yourself fulfilling the roles of the position? (75 words min.) Submission Deadline (no exceptions): May 4, 2019

Community Service Award – Service Logs

To be eligible for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award, please submit your 2018-19 service logs to [email protected] by May 12. Students, please consult the documents in the Westwood Robotics Team Drive for further instruction.

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End of Year Banquet

To keep with tradition, we will be hosting a team banquet late-May to wrap up the 2018-19 season for families and the community. Any outstanding balances (for food or apparel) must be paid before attending. More details to come!

Sponsors

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I want to especially thank our continued support from dedicated sponsors, mentors, donors, and parents. We appreciate everything that you do for us as none of this would be remotely possible without your help. If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation or sponsorship to help fund our programs, please visit this link or email [email protected]

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to send me an email or visit our website at https://whsrobotics.org! Our blog is available at https://blog.whsrobotics.org.

Best,

Larry

Larry Tseng

Westwood Robotics

[email protected]