INSPIRING Webster high school students to be Today's Leaders and Innovators
SparX Robot Demo 11/21/2019
#OneWebster's SparX robotics team #1126 was among the STEM stations at the Maker Fair for Pack 463. Cub Scouts weren't the only ones enjoying SparX and our robot. Superintendent Gumina popped in and the SparX kids had fun showing him how to drive the robot! ...or was the Superintendent showing SparX how it is done???
Sparx Team Boy Scout Demo
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.
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!
Basketball shooter designers
Basketball Shooter video
congratulations to these new The SparX officers elected for the 2019/2020 Season on on April 24
Sparx 2020 officers