Team Spotlight: Meet Team !744, the RoboRays of Naples, FL

1744 team picture 2017Meet Team !744 RoboRays From Naples, Florida –Seacrest roborays

The RoboRays are in our second season after restarting our team in August of 2015. We graduated about half our team last year, so we are thrilled that we have so many new freshmen members. Our new members include two boys, Jordan and George, from the Boys and Girls Club of Naples.

As our team number logo indicates, !744 is excited to be participating again this year. We are also happy to nominate Carter Koester, the student who came up with using an “!” instead of the 1 in our team number, as out 2017 Dean’s list nominee.

We have added many new mentors including Anna Bradley and Philip Davis from Florida Power and Light, James Sampel, a nine year veteran of FIRST, Alvaro Villagomez, an independent graphic artist, Jon Boynton with the Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership, Lisa O’Rielly, a parent volunteer, and Marc Barry, our new Head Coach! John LaFreniere continues as our Build Mentor, and Tina LaFreniere is our Assistant Coach.

Our sponsors this year are:

  • Seacrest Country Day School
  • Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership,
  • Swisstech Machinery LLC
  • Florida Power and Light
  • Publix
  • Southwest Florida Research
  • State of Florida Grant recipient given through FAU and UCF
  • Doolittle Institute
  • Sofwerx
  • Lowes
  • The Zappulla Family
  • The Schlobohm Family
  • The LaFreniere Family

Come see the RoboRays  at the Orlando Regional March 10-11 at the CFE Arena at the University of Central Florida!


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