Just thought some seniors would like to share their experience with their teams and get a chance to vent all that they are feeling or if the rest of their team would like to express thanks to the graduating class. Following the permission of a few people, I wanted to share some things…
Mike Nawrot- End Effector Captain- MIT 2012:cool:
We are team mates,
We are coworkers.
We are leaders,
We are creative minds.
We are friends,
We are family.
We are MORT
And we are your future.
Alex Tessmer- Drive Train Captain-Penn State 2012 10 years from now you won't remember who won on Einstein or what division we were in. But you will remember the hours you spent building a robot. You will remember your teammates and what they meant to you. You will remember learning more about life in 6 weeks than in 18 years of schooling. Keep tradition alive! It links us to our past and keeps us going toward our future. On 3... **GO MORT** MORT '08 *We did what we do, and moved forward...*
Derrek Ridings-Design team and Inventor- Rochester Institute of Technology 2012
Wow. Its been an amazing ride. MORT has really made something incredible out of life. I’ve met some of the most wonderful people I will probably ever have the chance to know through it, and I really don’t know what to do with myself now that its gone. Even with college right around the corner, I just don’t know what I’m going to feel like now that I know I no longer have MORT to return to year after year. I do know that I will never forget this team, and I will never forget the people on it. You are all what made high school worth it. Thank you.
And a little something from me: Akash Rastogi-Sophomore Mt. Olive High School **MORT 08** To all the seniors: Thank you all so much for being there when I needed help, when I had a question, when I was bored as hell and you found the most unbelievable ways of having fun throughout the two years that I have been able to work alongside you all. But most of all, thank you for showing me what FIRST can truly do for someone: how many opportunities it can create, the friends you can make, and the level of pride, confidence, and leadership a young student can have for their team, their school, for FIRST, and for themselves. I will love and remember you all forever, and please, never stop what you are and have been doing in these past years. Its because of friends like you that I understand Dean's, Woodie's, and Mr. McGowan's concept that students in FIRST will change the world. I will work my hardest to put MORT on the map; as will the rest of the team that you are leaving behind. We will take Einstein one day... may it take 1 year, 5 years, or 10 years...whatever. We'll do it. Because as they say, "when there's a will, there's a way." Next season is for you guys. Sincerely, Akash