Team 811, "The Cardinals," is Bishop Guertin High School's FIRST Robotics Competition team. While we started in 2002, our roots go back to 1993. Over the years we've competed successfully in regional and championship competitions in Manchester NH, New Haven CT, Orlando FL, Houston TX, Atlanta GA, and St. Louis MO, as well as several off-season competitions. But our success is measured not so much in the numerous trophies and accolades we've earned, but in the long list of students who have done amazing things after graduating from our team.
FIRST (an acronym meaning For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a program that seeks to "inspire young people to be to be science and technology leaders." The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) challenges teams of high school students in the span of 6 weeks to design, build and finish a robot that must compete in a unique game. The teams and their robots then compete in local District or Regional events, hoping to win a spot at the World Championship Event in St. Louis.
Team Coach: Tom Indelicato
Current Mentors: Erin Almeda, Sam Amin, Wayne Balcom, Brian Beek, Jim Boivin, Elizabeth Brown, Kathryn Buttrick, Elaine Coetzee, Don Cormier, Ellen Cormier, Scott Dionne, Isabelle Durso, Andrew Foltan, Brian Gillis, Frank Grossman, James Harkins, Don Morrier, Tom McCoy, Sunil Nambiar, Michael Ollendieck, Craig Perez, Diane Prasad, Harold Rice, Ted Schnackertz, Lisa Statchen, Jason Strniste, Chris Whalley
"Hall of Fame" Mentors (4+ Years of Service): Vic Beauchemin, Subhasis Bhattacharya, Judy Brown, Steve Brown, Mark Deschenes, Gwen Donahue, Lee Erb, Joe Esposito, Laura Faulkner, Kim Flanagan, Tom Flanagan, Maureen Fowler, Jeffrey Hammond, Ken Leigh, Deb Leigh, Roger Hebert, Quentin Lewis, Bob Massicotte, Tom Moran, Anthony Morin, David Martinez, Evan Richards, Marc Trepanier, Alfred Thompson, Clay Yost, Susan Yost