The Mohawk Minute #10

An Abrupt Goodbye

Earlier today – March 12th, 2020 – FIRST Robotics announced that the 2020 season has been postponed. Due to the spread of the Coronavirus, FIRST will be suspending all competitions.

We can all safely say that this wasn’t the ending we were hoping for. We worked so hard this season, only for it to seemingly end up in shambles. FIRST City’s force-field will remain down, and the storm of asteroids will impact the defenseless city. All hope seems lost, as RoboRiot has the last meeting of the season…

But maybe not all is as hopeless as it seems. While it is unfortunate that this is how things have to be, at least the community will be safer. To prevent the spread of Covid-19, FIRST chose the best course of action. It hurts now, but there will be another season. The time wasn’t all a waste; we made some amazing friendships and growth along the way. And who knows, maybe the regionals can be rescheduled. If not, there’s always next year.

Our seniors have put in so much hard work, and we’re sad to see them go. We’re very proud of all of them and hope to seem them succeed long into the future. Here they are:

Alex Arnoldi, Jacob Ashworth, Olivia Blaha, Dakota Fenn, Joshua Kesler, Logan Manthey, Krista Olson, Ian Oplatek, Alex Oty, Jarret Parrish, Joseph Rahn, Beth Sandvig, Isaiah Stangel, Jonathan Worm.

And me, Troy Harvat. This year was my first year on RoboRiot, and it will be my last. It’s been a pleasure to write for all of you, and I hope that you have all enjoyed this year’s Mohawk Minute.

Although FIRST City has taken a hit, there will be time to rebuild. For seniors, students, and mentors alike. We’ll be moving onto our own things, and RoboRiot will be able to build again next year and win at Worlds.

For now, so long, RoboReaders!

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