Regional Win at Windsor – 2016
Bishop Foley Catholic High School, home of the Foley Freeze, has participated in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) since 2002. In its rookie year, the team had seven students and has since grown to 54 students and over 20 mentors, on whom the team relies upon for guidance and leadership. The team is comprised of a diverse group of students that is approximately 15% of the school population.
We are now working to design and build our robot for the 2017 game FIRST Steamworks. In addition to building our robot, we are concentrating on building a stronger team and participating in community outreach. Everyone on the team gives their best work to ensure that being a Foley Freeze team member is a title to be proud of.
The Foley Freeze ranked nationally in 2007 and has continually gained worldwide recognition as a creative and successful team. We have won multiple awards in the last few years alone. However, it’s not the awards that we are proud of, but rather the impact on the lives of the young men and women who have come through the robotics program at Bishop Foley.
Team 910 would be nowhere without funding from corporate sponsors, local businesses, and many family and friends. Our mentors, many of them Bishop Foley alumni, are a big part of our success, working endlessly with the students to create a successful team. We take pride in the large family involvement and support from the “Foley Family.”
Focusing on STEM, the students also gain skills in graphic/visual design and business, giving them experience that will benefit them in any career they choose.
Many of our graduates receive excellent scholarships, and their accomplishments include patents and working on Robonaut II, which is currently orbiting the Earth on the International Space Station! Your support allows us to continue to educate the next generation of science and technology leaders.