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2022 Season Is Upon Us27 November, 2021
Hello. I have a couple of bits of news to put out today. The first is that we will be holding a parent info meeting on 11 December, 2021 in the VAHS MPR. This will run from 8 to 9am in parallel with our normal meeting. This will give me the opportunity to relay pertinent information about the upcoming build and competition seasons, and give parents the opportunity to ask any questions they may have.
The second is that we will be attending VailFest as a vendor on Saturday, Dec 4th. Come one, come all, check out the local vendors, as well as our robotics team. I believe I heard there will be over 140 vendors out there at the Pima County Fairgrounds. Make sure to set aside some time between 9am and 4pm to check it out and take a stroll. There is a $5 parking fee, I hear, so be ready for that. There is, however, no admission fee.
Lastly, the FunPasta fundraiser is coming to a close very soon. We're only a little over halfway to our goal for this season. Help support your BoxerBots and get a great gift or a fun past for yourself.
13 November, 2021
The new season is here. We are almost done with pre-season training with the students. We are working with a smaller team than I have had in the past, but I believe we are in a good place. Currently 10 members are participating. This has benefits as well as drawbacks. Not as many hands to do the work, but a more focused core. I am excited about this upcoming season's competitions. Kick-off is coming as quickly as 8 Jan, 2021.
I know we have been pitifully behind on any updates via this site, but we've had some complications. We have switched hosting providers and will hopefully see some better success there. We have also potentially picked up someone willing to focus on this site and our social media (hooray!!).
With that, I will say, good luck to us, and we intend to meet all of our new challenges head-on! We are beginning the end of our pre-season with a fundraiser. If you are interested in checking it out and potentially supporting the BoxerBots, please follow this link. We would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.
27 July, 2021
The new season is upon us! FRC's game, RAPID REACTSM, brought to you by the Boeing Company, is the latest in the line of FIRST games to challenge us. This season we are back to learning all of the right things in the pre-season because we have a real build season coming up, in which we will have to produce a competition-ready robot in just a couple of months.
As always, we are excited to provide this opportunity to showcase our abilities to our sponsors, our parents, our schools, our teammates, but mostly to prove to ourselves that we can accomplish such a feat. Here is a taste of what may be to come.
VAHS and FIRST
For the 2021-22 season, The BoxerBots will be comprised of students from Vail Academy and High School and Mica Mountain for grades 9 through 12, and any middle school (for 8th grade) in the Vail School District, hosted by the VAHS and sponsored by CATERPILLAR, Inc.
Scholarships and Awards
Learn about the awards and scholarships you can get in the FRC robotics competition and team.
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