High Tekerz Robotics began in the fall of 2010, with 11 student members, and by the end of the season, we made a team decision to open our team up to all high school students in our district to allow for everyone in our community to have the opportunity to participate in FIRST.
We have a diverse student team composed of students from Somalia, Mexico, India, Guatemala and the USA. Students ages range from 14-19. The team began with a 3:1 ratio of male to female students, but by the end of the 2011 Cascade Regional the team consisted of 16 students with an equal ratio of male to female students. Since then, we have kept our ratio always about 1:1.
High Tekerz is led by a partnership of students and mentors/ volunteers that consist of teachers, parents and professionals from the business community.