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Our History

JCTC robotics was unofficially founded in 2015, consisting of students from 2 schools, East and West jessamine highschools, we began with almost nothing. a getto field peiced together from pvc pipes, one team with a bot that wouldn't stay together, and two coaches that were begrugingly accomodating some students' weird hobby. Then everything changed in 2016. 1859X was 3rd picked at state on the winning alliance. So we got to go to worlds this fired everyone up beyond any and all expectations and the program picked up a lot of steam. Suddenly many other students were interested in joining, and many of the existing members became more dedicated to winning. With this dedication we went on to win 1st and 2nd place, as well as skills, at state in 2017-2018's game: In The Zone. three of our teams qualified for worlds that year and even won awards. We hope that our program contenues to grow at this rate for the future.

Coaches

The current leaders of the 1859 Robotics organization

Greg Camenisch

I am Greg Camenisch, I am one of the first movers for the 1859 Robotics organization and along with Andrea O'bryan formed the first 1859 team. I still teach engineering at JCTC.

Greg Camenisch

Meghan Banks

I am Meghan Banks, I joined just last year however have quickly become 'team mom' I teach engineering at JCTC and Andrea O'bryaan actually taught me bringing the whole thing full circle.

Meghan Banks

Joining JCTC Robotics

To join simply contact greg caminisch, please note that you will have to be currrently enrolled in the jessamine county school system. If you wish to become a partner or sponsor

Mentors

Past students, past coaches, just really cool people all here. Our greatest thanks goes out to these men and women, the program would not be where it is today without them.

elmers

Joe is now studying engineering at the university of kentucky

elmers

bendy boi

Drew is now studying engineering at the university of louisville

bendy boi

andi

Andrea O'bryan, once a coach, has since left the program to pursue being a member of the board of edjucation

andi

VEX

VEX Competitions bring STEM skills to life by tasking teams of students with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge.

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