SHS Robotics Presents:
Red Speed
FTC Team # 9900

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We are a team of 6 Scituate High School students interested in Robotics and Engineering. This year, we will work together and with our coach Shannon Donavan to build a robot to compete in this year’s FIRST Tech Challenge! Our robot will have to be designed and programmed to complete specific tasks to earn points. To learn more click the link below!

What is FIRST?

FIRST, or For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, is an organization dedicated to developing the interest of youth in Engineering. They emphases the importance of core values such as gracious professionalism while teaching valuable skills involving math, science, and technology. In just kindergarten, students can get involved with FIRST through their junior FIRST Lego League (JFLL) program. As their knowledge begins to develop they can advance to FLL in 4th to 8thgrade. From Grades 7 to 12 students can join the FTC program, and the final step, grades 9 through 12 can compete in the FIRST Robotics Challenge (FRC).

This year, part of the FTC competition was to make a parody of a popular song to involve FIRST! Check out what we came up with!


Meaghan Robert- 17

The Brain

  • Grade- 12 at Scituate High School
  • Previous FIRST experiences- Although I have never participated in a FIRST competition, I have background in programing and I plan to put my skills to use this year.
  • Hobbies- acting, playing volleyball, playing the guitar, swimming, and computer programming
  • Plans for the future-college (majoring in computer programming)
  • Favorite breakfast food: banana nut muffin :)
  • What am I looking forward to most about FTC-I can’t wait to learn how to apply programming to robots. I am also excited to build a robot and work together with my team.
  • Favorite Quote- “Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” -Les Brown


Jacob Gardner-17

The Athlete

  • Grade-12 at Scituate High School
  • Previous First Experiences- This is my rookie year


Elizabeth Kaye - 17

The Criminal


Jillian Cerullo- 17

The Princess

  • Grade- 12 at Scituate High School
  • Previous FIRST experiences- FLL Body Forward,, FLL Food Factor, FTC Ring it up FTC Block Party, FTC Cascade effect, FTC RES-Q
  • Hobbies- Acting, cheerleading, baking, hockey, swimming,  playing the flute, chess club, wakeboarding, skiing, andddd FTC.
  • Plans for the future- I plan on going to URI for their Pharmacy program.
  • Favorite song-“I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack
  • What do you enjoy most about FTC- my favorite part of FTC is learning how to work with people as a team, over the year we really learned how to communicate with each other and how to learn from and improve upon each other's ideas.
  • What’s your favorite breakfast- I loveeeeeee waffles, I cover them with strawberries and whipped cream
  • Favorite quote- Most of the time you will fail, but you will also occasionally succeed. Those occasional successes make all the hard work and sacrifice worthwhile.”-Dean Kamen

Logan Berek-17

The Basket Case

  • Grade- 12 at Scituate High School
  • Previous FIRST Experience- I have never participated in a FIRST competition but I am so excited to learn from everything FIRST has to offer.
  • Hobbies- Reading, Computer Gaming, and other nerd activities.
  • Plans for the future- I plan to get Eagle Scout and go to college for a computer science.
  • Favorite song- The Hellion/Electric Eye Judas Priest
  • What are you looking forward to most in FTC- This year I am looking forward to learning many new skills and gaining new experience in life.
  • Favorite Breakfast Food- Biscuits and Sausage gravy
  • Favorite quote- “Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?” Friedrich Nietzsche


Zachary Trainor

The Teacher

  • Grade: 12 at Scituate High School
  • Previous First Experience: I have no previous first experience, but I hope to learn a lot from this experience.
  • Hobbies: I like to play Tennis, Soccer, video games; I like to go fishing and to read.
  • Plans for the future: I plan on going for a 4 year degree in chemistry or economics, then continuing for a masters, and then maybe a doctorate.
  • Favorite song: “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons
  • What are you looking forward to most in FTC: I am looking forward to learning how to construct a robot, and the great team atmosphere that FTC has.
  • Favorite Breakfast: My favorite breakfast is belgian waffles with warm apples and whipped cream on top.
  • Favorite quote: “Science is a cemetery of dead ideas.” ~Miguel de Unamuno


Shannon Donovan- 18+


  • Grade- Graduated with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from URI
  • Previous First Experiences- This is my second year being involved with the FIRST Tech Challenge.
  • Hobbies- farming, playing guitar, coaching FTC, being awesome.
  • What do you enjoy most about FTC- I love learning new things! I am looking forward to learning to code in Java and to use Solid Works. I have some great new students to work with this year, and I am excited to see what they can do together.




All of our team members interviewed people in different fields of engineering. The following are videos summarizing those interviews: