Junior | Team: 2197 | Midwest | Male | Gay | FtM | 2016 – Present
Maddox, or Max to his friends, is a junior who works on marketing, design, and 3D printing on his team. In the off-season, he plays on his school’s varsity basketball team and writes fiction.
If men could only know each other, they would neither idolize nor hate.
Senior | Team: 1073 | NE | Female | Pan | 2016 – Present
Errica is currently a co-CEO of Team 1073, The Force Team. She was previously the VP of Software and a 2017 Dean’s List Semifinalist. Aside from FRC, she is a Class Representative, figure skates, and plays in a handful of jazz bands.
Only as you gasp your dying breath shall you understand, your life amounted to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean! Yet what is any ocean but a multitude of drops?
-DAVID MITCHELL, CLOUD ATLAS
Senior | Team: 3940 | Midwest | Male | Queer | 2016 – Present
Augustus, or Gus, is President of Team 3940, Cybertooth. He is also the electrical lead, driver, and a 2017 Deans List Quarterfinalist. Outside of robotics, he works at AndyMark, participates in his National Honors Society, and enjoys chemistry.
Some people think I am gay, which I think is awesome.
Sophomore | Team: 3847 | South | Female | Gay | 2017 – Present
Olivia is mechanical, scouting, business, and outreach. When she isn’t doing robotics she can be found reading, writing stories, or playing video games in her free time.
“You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take”
– WAYNE GRETZKY
Senior | Team: 2485 | West | Male | Gay | 2017 – Present
Liam is the Head of Business and Outreach on Team 2485 – the Francis Parker W.A.R. Lords, and an FLL mentor. He has also lead school workshops on diversity and inclusion, and is deeply invested in LGBTQIA+ advocacy. Outside of the Chairman’s room, you’ll find him holding together parts while less clumsy people screw them together and doing improv.
I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying
– OSCAR WILDE
Junior| Team: 2512 | Midwest | Female | Queer | 2016 – Present
Linnea does match strategy, pit scouts, and is the co-captain of the strategy department on her team. She is also on her school’s swim team and is an active member of the GSA.
The most dangerous phrase in the language is, “We’ve always done it this way.”
Junior | Team: 3595 (FTC) | PNW | Female | Gay | 2017 – Present
Katie has grown up doing FIRST. She did FLL for two years, FRC for two years, and is going into her sixth year in FTC. She is also on Team USA for FIRST Global. Katie is a 2017 Dean’s List Finalist, in 2015 her FTC team won the Inspire Award at Worlds, and her FRC team won the Chairman’s Award at Houston Worlds in 2017.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
Senior | Team: 2826 | Midwest | Female | Lesbian | 2016 – Present
Kiran is co-team lead, programmer, mechanical, drive team, and a 2017 Deans List Semifinalist. She participates actively in cross-country, forensics, and is co-editor in chief of her school newspaper. She also did a TEDx talk on women in STEM in 2016.
To bigotry, no sanction; To persecution, no assistance.
– GEORGE WASHINGTON
Junior | Team: 973 | US West | Female | Lesbian | 2016 – Present
Leila is Director of Public Relations for the Greybots, as well as a RECON researcher at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She is also an apprentice falconer.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
– RALPH WALDO EMERSON