Hi! Nice to see you again, it's been a while. Yes, it’s true. Our birdies did graduate, yes they are leaving the nest. No, this is not our last goodbye because once a Firebird always a Firebird (you are a honorary Firebird if you get that High School Musical reference).
Down below you’ll find some amazing little snippets about each of our senior birdies from this year written by the girls on the team! They talk a little bit about where they will be heading, but also look back and see just how they’ve impacted our team!
Jess Jha -
Jess has been a Firebird since her freshman year. She has worked tirelessly on the business team for her four years here. Jess will be attending Drexel University as a Software Engineering Major this year.
Alexann Konyk -
Alex has been on the team since her freshman year and has been contributing to the team ever since. As human player and button maker, she kept our team spirit and the scores high. Alex was nominated as a Dean’s List semifinalist in her junior year. She will be attending Villanova University as an Engineering Major.
Alex Reyes -
Alex has been part of the team since freshman year. She was our first driver . Alex has played a big part on our team from head programming to head of our drive team. Her sense of humor helps our team get through the build season. Alex plans volunteer at our future competitions and will be attending William and Mary majoring in Chemistry and Psychology.
Annie Fowler -
Annie joined the Firebirds in her freshman year and has been on the Chairman’s Award Subteam for three years, working with outreach. Annie served as the Vice President of Social Affairs as a sophomore, Executive Vice President as a junior, and President as a senior. She will attend Eckerd College and major in Marine Biology.
*Now as a quick update for our 2018-2019 season: We have elected our officers for next our upcoming season! As a change for this year, we have actually created 2 Vice President positions: a Technical VP (who deals with more with the physical robot) and a Business VP (who will deal more with the business and behind-the-scenes work). Together they will be able to cover more of our team and help us run it more efficiently!
Now we are honored to announce the following girls as leader for the 2018-2019 season:
President: Kate Przydzial
Technical VP: Brigid O’Neill
Business VP: Dariya Brann
HUGE congrats to our birdies, we know they’ll help make our next season an amazing one!
As always, keep up to date with what we are doing on our social medias which are linked below! And keep an eye out for an end of the summer update that will talk about everything we’ve done this summer! Again, our birdies are leaving the nest, but they will always be able to come visit their second home: the shop. We love you girls so much and we know you’ll go on to do amazing things!
(PS: For any FRC Teams, girlPOWER registration is open! If you haven’t registered yet, feel free to use the link below and register your team’s spot before it’s too late! https://www.firstfirebirds433.com/girlpower.html)