Congratulations to students who made up the BT Robotics team for the 2017/2018 season. This team was comprised of students from Bishop Tonnos CSS (BT) and St. Thomas More CSS (STM). The BT Robotics Team is registered with FIRST as team 6342.
This was the team’s second year, after having a wonderful Rookie year the previous season. In this second year, BT Robotics took on STM students to mentor them. The team participated in two competitions for the FIRST Power Up competition. They participated in the Waterloo and McMaster competitions. At the Waterloo Competition, the team made it as team Captain for the Semi-Finals, which was an amazing accomplishment for this newer team.
The season ended with a celebration that included family members, to honor the team members, and give thanks to the mentors, sponsors, and supporting administration. Under the leadership of lead teacher advisor, Jack Koziol, the team looks forward to the upcoming school year 2018/2019, building and preparing the team for FIRST Launch 2019. The Robotics team has a role for students with all different interests and talents, not just students that are technical. It is an opportunity for students to develop their hard and soft skills, and be better prepared for post-secondary education and the world of work.
Photos from top to bottom:
Team members in the team pit at the Waterloo Competition.
BT Robotics, Team 6342 Drive Team at the Waterloo Competition
Back row, left to right: JP Casasanta, Aniello Lombardi (STM Student), Jason Park, Zachary Donovan, and Anthony Thiessen.
Front row, left to right: Sean Corrigan (Team Captain) and Caleb Beere.
Team members in the stands at the Waterloo Competition
Back row, left to right: Rostam Malik (STM), Soyazhe Khan (STM), Sophia Spitman (STM), Sean Corrigan, Caleb Beere, Daniel LoPresti, and Zachary Donovan.
Front row, left to right: Hannah Mescal, Luca Trombetta, Emily Bourque and John Guild.
Team Picture at the Waterloo Competition
Back row, left to right: Hannah Mescal, Saba Lateef, Cassie Baldin, John Guild, Caleb Beere, Daniel LoPresti, JP Casasanta, Aniello Lombardi, Soyazhe Khan, Rostam Malik, Anthony Thiessen, Jack Koziol (Lead Teacher Advisor), Carm Barone (Principal of Bishop Tonnos CSS).
Front row, left to right: Gelsie Riverso-Casella (Teacher Advisor), Luca Trombetta, Sean Corrigan, Sophia Spitman, Jason Park, Emily Bourque, and Cristina Silvestri (Teacher Advisor).
Team Picture at the McMaster Competition
Back row, left to right: Robert Casasanta (Team Mentor), JP Casasanta, Devin Klepp (Team Mentor), Caleb Beere, Soyazhe Khan, Aniello Lombardi, Rostam Malik, Sean Corrigan, Zachary Donovan, Roberto Alencar, John Guild, Saba Lateef, Jack Koziol (Lead Teacher Advisor), Daniel LoPresti, Carm Barone (Principal), Anthony Thiessen, team fan, Cristina Silvestri (Teacher Advisor).
Front row, left to right: Thomas Kromka, Sophia Spitman, Jason Park, Luca Trombetta, Emily Bourque, Dominic Mothe, Gelsie Riverso-Casella (Teacher Advisor).
End of Season Celebration