The FIRST® Robotics Competition Team 7519, “Silver Warriors,” was founded in 2019. We are from Clewiston, Florida, currently have three mentors, and have about 30 student members.
The idea of creating a robotics team was introduced around early 2018. We were given the opportunity to attend the 2018 South Florida Regional on March 29th. Here, we were able to interact with veteran FRC teams and obtain an insight into what a robotics team is like. When the next school year began, we were ready to get to work. After some deliberation we settled the name “Silver Warriors” and began appointing leadership positions. With our PowerPoint in hand, we started presenting to numerous local businesses. We received the rookie NASA grant and have been sponsored by Johnson – Prewitt & Associates, United States Sugar Corporation, Sunshine Family Medical, First Bank of Clewiston, and our school’s Advisory Committee. We were fortunate enough to receive the help of Team 179, Children of the Swamp, who assisted us in the building of our 1st robot, Jerry I.
On January 5th, our team attended the FRC Kickoff event at Suncoast Community High School in Riviera Beach, Florida, where we met Dylan Smith and Kate Sample, the FIRST® VISTAs for South Florida, who came down to assist us on February 4th. We hold a great deal of gratitude to all who have supported and helped us in our starting year and beyond.