Team 811

Team 811, "The Cardinals," is Bishop Guertin High School's FIRST Robotics Competition team. While we started in 2002, our roots go back to 1993. Over the years we've competed successfully in District, Regional and Championship Competitions in Manchester, Nashua, Windham, Salem and Durham NH, New Haven and Hartford CT, Reading, Boston and Worcester MA, Orlando FL, Houston TX, Atlanta GA, and St. Louis MO, as well as many off-season competitions. But our success is measured not so much in the numerous trophies and accolades we've earned, but in the long list of students who have done amazing things after graduating from our team.


FIRST (an acronym meaning For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a program that seeks to "inspire young people to be to be science and technology leaders." The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) challenges teams of high school students in the span of 6 weeks to design, build and finish a robot that must compete in a unique game. The teams and their robots then compete in local District and/or Regional events, hoping to win a spot at the World Championship Event in Detroit.



Many thanks to our coach and mentors for investing their minds and hearts into our team:

Lead Mentors: Tom Indelicato, Jim Boivin

Current Mentors: Elizabeth Brown, Don Cormier, Ellen Cormier, Nicole Crane, Rob Desrochers, Isabelle Durso, Frank Grossman, Dan Levasseur, Brian Lynch, Tom McCoy, Diana Patel, Dan Reynolds, Alexander Romanauskas, Kuppanna Sridhar, Jason Strniste

"Hall of Fame" Mentors (4+ Years of Service): Vic Beauchemin, Subhasis Bhattacharya, Judy Brown, Steve Brown, Mark Deschenes, Scott Dionne, Gwen Donahue, Lee Erb, Joe Esposito, Laura Faulkner, Kim Flanagan, Tom Flanagan, Maureen Fowler, Jeffrey Hammond, Christine Harkins, James Harkins, Ken Leigh, Deb Leigh, Roger Hebert, Quentin Lewis, Bob Massicotte, Tom Moran, Anthony Morin, David Martinez, Harold Rice, Evan Richards, Ted Schnackertz, Marc Trepanier, Alfred Thompson, Chris Whalley, Clay Yost, Susan Yost