San Clemente High School Robotics Club Engages Students Interested in Engineering

The primary mission of the San Clemente High School (SCHS) Robotics Club and its FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition team is to engage all students interested in gaining engineering and programming skills through robotics at a level beyond that offered through the classes at SCHS. The second, and equally important mission, is to create a community of respect and friendship for STEM-interested high school students of all grades and backgrounds.

The club was founded in 2014 and is currently led by juniors Jack Page and Sophia Burick, and its gifted lead programmer, senior Dylan Brophy. Their FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics competition team just finished its fourth (and most successful) year of competing! The team achieved a first-place alliance win in a San Diego TC league meet, and advanced to regional finals in San Diego, where they received a Judges Award by the San Diego FTC region! 

Members meet each week outside of school hours to learn about robotics and programming, and to design, program, and build its competition robot for the year. With the competition season over, the club is looking forward to the spring when it will take its robot on the road to thank its lead community sponsor (the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce Kiwanis Club), and to expose younger kids to robotics by bringing the robot to local elementary schools.

The Robotics Club Adviser, Carole Havens shares that her Robotic students are remarkable, personable, sincere, earnest, eager, and diligent. Together, students work on technical competence, innovation, building relationships, and creativity in the field of Robotic Engineering. 

The group promotes Robotics within their school, feeder schools throughout CUSD, and the community. The team With a relentless passion for the expansion of their program, these future scientists, programmers, and engineers reveal how education truly has no bounds! #CUSDProud

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