In the beginning, The Marist 6340 Screaming Eagles started its first season of FRC in 2017 with Steamworks. The team consisted of twelve members and two mentors. We worked hard, won a tournament in Columbus, GA, and made it to worlds. We won many awards throughout the season as well such as: The Rookie All Star Award, Highest Rookie Seed Award twice, Rookie Inspiration award, and Finalist/Winner award for the Columbus event. It was a strong start for the team.
2018 saw a loss in multiple team mates due to graduation, but we gained many more as our team grew to eighteen members. 2018 was the first year we went out for the Chairman’s award. Our robot was built to complete all tasks in power up, and while we did make it to states, we did not make it to worlds. During our season, we attended two tournaments, one in Albany, GA and one in Columbus, GA. We won the Imagery award in Albany and the Judge’s award in Columbus.
The Present and Future
This year we have twenty one members on the team, and we are looking to make a strong comeback with Destination: Deep Space. Our name has changed from the Screaming Eagles to the Mighty Manatees. We will update the website week by week with our progress and achievements throughout the build season. We are looking forward to the year ahead and are ready to take on Destination: Deep Space