Competitors sharing information, working together and supporting one another. They may have differing opinions on issues and actions that need to be taken, but they still respect each other enough to sit down and have a meal together. Sound like a Utopia? Certainly can’t be any meeting of the minds in California, right? Well, this one was a meeting of young California minds and the camaraderie was impressive.
Crescenta Valley, Clark Magnet and La Cañada high school robotic teams met on the evening of Feb. 13 at Crescenta Valley High School to compare notes on their recent engineering experiences. Since winter break all three teams have been preparing their robots for competition at FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). CV teacher and team mentor Greg Neat came up with the idea to have the teams meet in a friendly atmosphere.
“It’s great. Clark, La Cañada and CV all together,” Neat said. “We are all still competitive but we are also neighbors.”