Who are we?

We are Team OTTO 1746. We aren't your typical high school robotics team; we are so much more than that. With the world around us beginning to revolve around technology, the time has come where the next generation has to step up to the plate. As a part of the international FIRST robotics program (http://www.firstinspires.org), we aren't just building a robot. We’re learning skills, obtaining experiences, helping others, and preparing ourselves for the future. Oh, and of course, having tons of fun in the process!

2022 has been a great year so far for Team OTTO 1746, we finished this year’s frc competition as semifinalists at the state championship. Also at the State Championship, our mentor Kellen Hill was given the Woodie Flower Finalist award and was able to go to the world championship. This was only possible because of Camryn Aguilar, a graduated senior, who wrote an amazing essay to portray Kellen’s contribution to the team. However, none of these successes would have been possible without our parents and our sponsors.

However, creating a robot capable of taking on competitors does not come without its costs. Travel costs and entrance fees for the competitions alone will cost each family around $125. These events are experiences that students will remember for the rest of their lives. They allow students to make connections with multiple different teams. Our goal is to raise $30,000 to help reduce the burden on families so that the price is not as much of a hindrance. This money will go towards paying the travel costs for the families. Rather than paying such a large sum, we are hoping to bring the cost per family. But we cannot do this without your support!

Kellen H.
(FRC Alumni, Mentor)

“The FIRST Robotics Competition gives high school students the opportunity to interact with numerous professional fields. The exposure to systems design, industry software, and working in team environment truly bolsters these students skill sets and puts them in a great position to succeed. As a FIRST alumni, and now mentor, I cannot say enough about the impacts this program has had on my life. I would not be where I am today without the FIRST Robotics Competition.”

Cooper M.
(Recent Graduate)

“FIRST has taught me the importance of "Gracious Professionalism" during competitions. Selecting and competing with an alliance of two other robots stresses the importance of building relationships with other teams, mentors, and students. Without FRC, I would lack these skills that are necessary to succeed in today's world.”

Marty C.

"The World Championship is a unique and exciting opportunity. Only the best of the best in the entire world get an invitation. And it is an honor to prepare the students to represent Team OTTO, Forsyth County, and the United States in such an amazing competitive event.

Chase P.
(Recent Graduate)

“I've known I want to do some kind engineering work after college for a while but I've had no idea what kind. Team OTTO has given me a nice sample of a lot of the main types of engineering and helped me make that choice.”