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Joining this team opened me up to so many opportunities. In my past two years on this team, I’ve been able to learn about engineering applications in the real world, travel to other schools and cities, and establish friendships that will last a lifetime. I am eternally grateful to all of the coaches, mentors, and students that have made this experience one-of-a-kind. 🙂

Charlotte Smith , Laney High School

This was my first year as a member of the Wired Wizards, and right from the beginning I felt like I was a part of the family. I’ve never been much of an athlete, but over the course of this season I’ve truly learned what it means to work, compete, and win together as a team.

Anna Bourne, Laney High School

My time as a Wizard gave me a strong base in programming knowledge, but more importantly it gave me experience with teamwork, cooperation, communication, and project management.

Benjamin Davis, Laney High School

Being a Wizard has taught me not only how to relate to others in a more personable way, learn greatly about business management, and learn a new side of leadership that you don’t normally experience in sports, but it also has allowed me to play with more expensive toys than I commonly work with. 🙂

David Streit

Being a part of this team has been an amazing experience. I’ve made new friends, traveled to cool places, and learned lots that will help me in my future career in engineering.

Alex Thomas, Laney High School

My time at the Wired Wizards was filled with fun, friends, and most importantly robots. I was able to learn about a subject I was interested in while experiencing the teamwork, bad puns, and principle of ‘but it works’ the Wired Wizards embodied throughout my time with them.

Emma Pleasants , Laney High School

I build robots, it’s real fun, y’all should join the Wired Wizards.

Rob Spencer, Laney High School

FIRST has shown me that, all over the world, people truly can get together to show that they have a passion, and that they are equal among all that share their passion. The Wired Wizards has hurled me beyond my expectations of myself.

Thomas Sanford, Laney High School
Joining the wired wizards has been one of my best decisions. Made lots of friends and learned even more.
Austin White, Laney High School
FIRST has inspired me to pursue my interest in STEM fields despite my wariness of the lack of females in STEM. The Wired Wizards devotion to providing these unique experiences to every interested student in the community is unparalleled and has motivated me to learn and grow in ways I did not expect.
Maryellen Hinson, New Hanover High School
My time with the Wired Wizards and FRC has been an amazing experience! All of the hard work and stress of build season is validated when everything comes together and you see the results of everyone’s efforts. I’m very glad I was able to be a part of this team and I’m sure I’ll be involved in FIRST after I graduate.
Daniel Wilson, Homeschool
Being on this team has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. I have met so many nice, new people. It is a wonderful feeling, being a part of something that touches the community in such a positive way.
Brandon Dyer, Laney High School
FIRST has provided me with just about the only thing I do outside of school work. I have gained marketing and management skills through the completion of projects within the team such as our Outreach efforts to start new FIRST teams in the local area.
Jon Piper, Laney High School
Wired Wizards and FIRST have been amazing experiences. I have met some amazing people and have been able to do amazing things that most people never have the opportunity to do.
Jack Farmer, New Hanover High School

Being on The Wired Wizards has been a learning experience, putting school to the test. Throughout a lot of effort with this team, I have seen this proved true: “Robots are fun. Fun is hard.”

Charles Penny, Homeschool
FIRST has changed my life and the reason that I even got interested in computers and engineering. After being on this team for three years, this year has been the best by far. From getting to eliminations to winning 3 awards, the team is on a path to success.
Gage Miller, New Hanover High School
The Wired Wizards are a group like no other. Our innovative ideas and willingness to make changes gives us an edge against other teams. Overall, the Wired Wizards have been very successful in their endeavors.
Grant Bonds, Wilmington Early College
I’ve been with Wired Wizards since it was a second year team, and how much we’ve grown is fantastic! It’s purely /magical/ to be a part of my team.
Sam Weaver, Laney High School
I was “blood, sweat, and tears” involved as a student and team captain with the Wired Wizards FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team for 3 years. I would not have given for anything, and continue to mentor the team.
Hannah Wilson, Hanoona Media
I have had a ton of fun there with this major group of nerds. Yes there are occasional arguments, but we are human. Joining this team was not a mistake.
Ian Green, Laney High School

Being part of the Wired Wizards has been an amazing experience. I have made many new friends and learned many new things that will help with my future in marketing.

Kaitlyn Perry, Laney High School

I have been a proud member of the Wired Wizards for two years now, and have enjoyed every second on the team. I learned how to work with people, meet deadlines, and organization skills. I wouldn’t trade the experience for the world!

Gabby Despaigne, Isaac Bear Early College

FIRST has given me an opportunity unlike any other–being a part of this team and getting to know so many great people has been amazing. I definitely feel that during my time with the Wired Wizards I’ve made friends and memories that will last a lifetime.

Ebony Hagans-Green, New Hanover High School

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