This is my third year on the FTC team at Sharon High School. Currently I am a senior. I have 5.5 years worth of experience as an FLL student and 2 years as a FRC student. In addition, I play soccer for Sharon. From programming the robot to actually building it I have always had a passion for S.T.E.A.M. I am very excited to start this season, especially since it will open some new doors since it is a new experience from the previous years that I have been involved in with FIRST. After high school, I plan to go to college and earn a degree as a software developer.
I’m in my second year on the FTC team. I was on FLL for 4 years where gained my interest in the field of robotics. I currently play tennis and have various other activities that I am involved in. In college, I plan on pursuing something in the robotics or engineering field or going into business. I have all of my interest in robotics due to being on the FLL team, around robots and surrounded with many great things, this is what sparked my interest because I got to experience so many great things in my years as a team member.
I’m in my second year on the FTC team. I was on FLL for 3 years where I got to go so many places to spark my interest in computer science and engineering. In the future, I would like to work in the cybersecurity field and learn more about robotics and different types of programming.
I’m in my second year on the FTC team, and I was on FLL for 3 years where I lead in outreach and the innovation project. I am the junior drum major for the Sharon Tiger Marching Band, and I perform with the Sharon Chamber Orchestra. In the future, I plan on working in the field of music education.
This is my first year on the Sharon High Robotics team. Before this, I was on the elementary Tiger Techs team for four years. On the FTC team, I program and build the robot. Outside of school, I enjoy playing tennis and being outside. Because of FIRST, I have decided to go to YSU for some form of engineering or programming.
This is my first year on the FTC team for Sharon High School. I was on the FLL team for 4 years. I am on the CAD and the mechanical teams. I play soccer for Sharon and I plan on doing track. Out of school, I am on a travel baseball team, the Glaciers. For my future, I plan on being an architect or doing something in the mechanical field because FIRST has sparked my interest in mechanical engineering.
This is my first year as a member on the FTC team. I was previously on the FLL team for four years and lead in core values. I play softball and tennis, and I am a manager for the Sharon Tiger Marching Band. After high school, I plan on going to college for a degree in either biology or biomedical engineering, and possibly furthering my education in medical school.
Coaches and Mentors
Coach Dave Tomko
Mr. Tomko is in his 13th year as a FIRST Coach and mentor. He is the head robotics coach for the Sharon City School District coaching two FLL Challenge teams and the FTC team. He also oversees the entire FLL Challenge program, the FLL Explore Program, and the FLL Discover Program in the district. In addition, he has been a mentor on an FRC team for three years. His main role for the Sharon High Robotics FTC Team is to oversee meetings and outreach, and is the mechanical lead mentor.
Coach John Ackley
Mr. Ackley is the lead programming mentor for the Sharon High School Robotics Team. Mr. Ackley has worked with the team for several years since its inception. He is a speaker, coach, system designer, and very long time software developer.
Mr. Ackley is host of the System Smarts podcast, featuring interviews with system designers from all industries. John speaks and gives workshops on system design, permaculture and entrepreneurship at events from coast to coast.
Mentor Kyle Wareham
Kyle Wareham was a three year member of the FTC team, and a four year member of FLL. While on the FTC team, his specialties were engineering and building. He attends Youngstown State University, majoring in mechanical engineering and minoring in physics.
Mentor Lucas D’Angelo
Lucas D’Angelo was on the FLL robotics team for a total of five years and three years on the FTC robotics team. He goes to Westminster College for computer programming.
Mentor Eli Buck
Eli Buck was a member of the FTC team for 3 years and the FLL team for 5 years, for a total of 8 years in a school robotics program. He will be studying Mechanical Engineering at Youngstown State University, and is working in the YSU Excellence Training Center, or the ETC.