INSPIRING Webster high school students to be Today's Leaders and Innovators
Every year we conduct a “Leon’s Day” to honor one of our late mentors who was beacon guiding students in gracious professionalism. On June 2nd, 2008, SparX lost one of its most inspirational mentors. He was 77 years young, and he sure acted that way. Leon Cormier was always cheering people up and helping people out when they needed it most. As a mentor in FIRST he taught everyone he met more than just how to use tools.
Just being around Leon you could see how much he loved life and lived every day with vitality and a focus on helping others. Whenever Leon worked he would keep working till his task was finished, even if it meant being late to dinner. But our friend Leon was not always serious, he could crack a joke and get everyone around him to laugh and smile.
Leon taught our team so many lessons and instilled in us so many values. Mr. Cormier was Gracious Professionalism, and he lived it every day of his life – a true role model.
By working Leon’s Day as a full team event we spread word of the FIRST programs in a visible way and to help alleviate some of the strenuous labor that senior citizens in this community face.
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A SparX sub team designed and built a basketball shooter as a post competition project in support of Thomas High School's Unified Basketball program. Adam and Ryan delivered the shooter at the May 20th game. Liam made several baskets from the free throw line and the cloud went wild!
SparX seniors are all going off to college they have been strengthened by their practical experiences, and skills developed while participating on SparX F.I.R.S.T Team 1126. Thanks for all your contributions to the team, and we wish you continued success in your future endeavors. We will miss you all!! Go SparX Seniors!
Also, at the 2019 Season Picnic 5/4/2019,
Ryan was voted Student of the Year, Cory was voted Mentor of the Year, and Dawn was voted parent of the year
by the SparX Students - Congratulations!
Webster SparX 1126 & Greece Gladiators Team 1591 Team up to
Demo at Xerox April 25, 2019
congratulations to these new The SparX officers elected for the 2019/2020 Season on on April 24
SparX at Webster Community Arts Day (CAD) April 6, 2019
Let’s Solve Water 2018
Nine robot teams competed on October 13, 2018 in this year’s Xylem Let’s Solve Water Challenge. Teams had to design and build a laminar flow water cannon capable shooting a ~3’ slug of water into 6 buckets placed a various distances up to 25’.
Four $1000 Awards were given for:
- Most elegant design/appearance/presentation
- Fastest to hit all targets
- Longest distance
- Fastest to calibrate/hit first target
SparX Team-1126 won the Most Elegant Design Award
(note: after calibration we hit the target bucket on the first shot physics does work!)
Founded in 2003, SparX has had a colorful and successful history in FIRST Robotics.
We are students from Webster Schroeder High School and Webster Thomas High School who consistently strive to be an innovative and game-changing team, and to represent our sponsors, including the Xerox Corporation and the Webster Central School District, the best we can.
The SparX Mission Statement:
In support of FIRST’s mission, we inspire students to excel in life as well as science and technology through various technology orientated activities. Gracious professionalism is our guiding principle. We strive to have the team of adults and students reflect the diversity within Xerox and the Webster School District.