Team 811, "The Wild Cards," 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 regional and championship competitions in Manchester NH, New Haven CT, Orlando FL, Houston TX, Atlanta GA, and St. Louis MO, as well as several 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 or Regional events, hoping to win a spot at the World Championship Event in St. Louis.
Many thanks to our coach and mentors for investing their minds and hearts into our team:
Lead Mentors: Tom Indelicato, Jim Boivin
Current Mentors: Mike Guidry, Darren Martin, Jonathan Packard, Jason Strniste,
"Hall of Fame" Mentors (4+ Years of Service): Vic Beauchemin, Subhasis Bhattacharya, Elizabeth Brown, Judy Brown, Steve Brown, Kathryn Buttrick, Don Cormier, Ellen Cormier, Mark Deschenes, Scott Dionne, Gwen Donahue, Isabelle Durso, Lee Erb, Joe Esposito, Laura Faulkner, Kim Flanagan, Tom Flanagan, Maureen Fowler, Frank Grossman, Jeffrey Hammond, Christine Harkins, James Harkins, Brian Lynch, Ken Leigh, Deb Leigh, Roger Hebert, Quentin Lewis, Bob Massicotte, Tom McCoy, Tom Moran, Anthony Morin, David Martinez, Harold Rice, Evan Richards, Ted Schnackertz, Marc Trepanier, Alfred Thompson, Chris Whalley, Clay Yost, Susan Yost