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Over the build season, students and mentors build relationships that enable both parties to learn from one another. Most of our mentors return because of this rewarding relationship.

FIRST is not just about building robots. We also need mentors to guide us through the business plan, programming  and media and marketing aspects of the team.

FIRST is based on a foundation of volunteers and mentors and a successful FIRST robotics team without mentors is nonexistent. With their help our FIRST robotics team has the potential to reach new heights.

Our Mentors:

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Left to right: Don Moonis, Mark Derige, Elliott Coleshill, Bruce Wannamaker, Nathan Chow, Yona Baskharoun, Toye Ojo, Sarah Ballinger, Gilbert Lai, Ken Rogerson, Sarah Sils  (Missing: James Chaykowski, Melanie Snyder)

Without the dedication and commitment of all of our mentors and sponsors, SWAT 771 would not be where we are today.

Teacher Mentors
James Chaykowski
Nathan Chow
Sarah Sils

Industry Mentors
Yona Baskharoun
Elliot Coleshill
Mark Derige
Gilbert Lai
Ken Rogerson
Melanie Snyder
Bruce Wannamaker

University Mentors
Sarah Ballinger
Toye Ojo

Our Sponsors:

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Without the contributions from our sponsors, our team would not be as successful as it is today. We are grateful for and appreciative of all the support we receive from our sponsors.

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