The CocoNuts are a diverse family that welcome all students! Most of our members come from teams that we have started at local elementary and middle schools. Being on a FIRST team has affected all of our lives. This is a collection of short bios on each student.
Class of 2017
I play an integral role in our robot’s CAD design and sponsor recognition. I am the Technical Manager in the pits. I like to ride ATVs in my free time.
I am a part of the the build, design, and photography/videography teams, and I want to learn how to program. My favorite part of robotics is receiving a hands-on education and learning new skills. I don’t do much stuff outside of robotics, but I take college classes outside of highschool and I have previously been the Treasure of both the Native American Club and the Engineering S.T.E.A.M Club. Hopefully, when I graduate highschool, I will get an associate’s degree in Alternative Energy Technology from the CAVIAT program then transfer to NAU and go for an undergrad in Engineering.
Class of 2018
I am the new President of the team. I am mainly a part of the build and drive teams. My favorite part of being on the team is the hands-on activity and also how the team is a second family to me. Outside of robotics, I enjoy hunting, sport archery, remote control car fabrication, and hiking/spelunking. After I graduate higschool, I want to get a Mechanical Engineering degree and possibly get onto a racing team as a driver or mechanic.
I am a builder, but I also take many photos and videos of the team and team activities. My favorite part of being a CocoNut is being apart of the family. Outside of robotics, I love art and how it allows me to put what I can’t say in words on paper. After I graduate highschool, I would like to go to Art School.
Class of 2019
Vice President, Head of Website Maintenance, Programmer, Chairman's Presenter
I am the Vice-President of the team, a Chairman’s Presenter, a programmer, head of social media, and head of website maintenance. I am interested in website construction/maintenance and desktop applications, such as vision processing and scouting applications. My favorite part of robotics is how the team acts like a family and volunteering at other FIRST events. Outside of robotics, I enjoy hanging out with friends and playing video games. After I graduate high school, I plan on getting a degree in Computer Science.
Build, CAD Designer
My main job on the team is helping build the robot and learning how to draw parts in SolidWorks. My favorite part about robotics is teaching younger kids how to build and program mini robots. I love to share my passion with the kids. Outside of robotics I like to learn and I also have a passion for ballet.
Treasurer, Co-head of Programming, Website Maintenance, Chairman's Presenter
I am the team Treasurer, a Chairman’s Presenter, the co-head of the programming team, and I also help with website maintenance. I am interested in programming desktop applications, such as vision processing and scouting databases, programming autonomous modes for the robot, and website construction/maintenance. My favorite part of being on the team is volunteering at other FIRST events and helping others. Outside of robotics, I do even more programming. I can’t escape it! After I graduate high school, I plan on going to college and majoring in Computer Science with minors in Networking and Cyber Security.
I am a part of the Non-Tech and Build teams. When asked, “What is your favorite part of robotics?” I can’t think of an answer. I love all of it! I don’t do much outside of robotics, but I sometimes play games and build cool things. After highschool, I plan on going to college to get a major in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Electrical Engineering.
Secretary, Swag Designer, Non-Tech
I help design and create items to hand out to teams at competitions, such as bracelets and keychains. Additionally, I assist the Chairman’s team. I enjoy every aspect of the team. Outside of robotics, I participate in band and softball, as well as watching Netflix. After I graduate, I plan on attending a four-year university.
Co-head of Safety, Machinist, and Pun Master
My current roles on the team are co-head of safety, machinist, and the Pun Master, but I am also interested in being on the build team. My favorite part of robotics is that everyone brings something to the table and that everyone (no matter how crazy) can find a place in FIRST. Outside of robotics, I enjoy costume/prop construction, mechanical engineering, nerd culture, the autos night class, and making the world a crazier place! After I graduate high school, I want to take a well deserved nap, then attend college and create a startup company. I am also thinking about attending MIT.
Safety, Swag Designer
I am apart of the Safety and Build teams. My favorite part of robotics is being a part of a team. Outside of robotics, I enjoy making wooden swords, drawing dragons, reading, and writing stories. After high school, I want to attend NAU for under-graduate school, attend Duke University for graduate school, and become a biomedical engineer.
Build, Videography, Machining
I am planning on being a part of the build, videography, and machining teams. My favorite part of robotics is working on the robot. After I graduate highschool, I want to take Math, Science, English, and Art classes at Coconino Community College then transfer to Montana Tech for Mechanical Engineering classes.
Co-head of Safety, Programmer
I am currently the co-head of safety, but I also am a programmer. My favorite part of robotics is volunteering at tournaments. Outside of robotics, I enjoy playing video games and taking pictures. After I graduate high school, I want to go to a university on the east coast, but I’m not sure what school I want to go to yet.
Secretary, Chairman's Presenter, Non-Tech
I am the team Secretary, a Chairman’s Presenter, and a part of the nontechnical team. My favorite part of robotics is meeting other teams. Outside of robotics, I like entomology and drawing. After I graduate high school, I want to go to college and get a bachelor’s degree in science and art.
Programming, Promotional Videos
I am interested in programming and creating promotional videos for the team. My favorite part of robotics is programming and meeting new, cool people. Outside of robotics, I like to create music, videos, video games, and mountain bike. After I graduate, I plan to travel the world for a year, before going to school to be a video game designer or audio engineer.
Class of 2020
I am interested in being on the programming and build teams. My favorite part of robotics is that I am able to learn new things and see my work help the team succeed. Outside of robotics I enjoy dirt biking. After I graduate highschool, I want to get a degree in Computer Science and work part-time as a photographer.
I am primarily interested in learning build, and I want to learn the basics of programming. My favorite part of robotics is going out and meeting new people. Outside of robotics I enjoy electronics, playing pool, disc golf, and taking care of my dogs. After I graduate highschool, I want to go to college to become a robotics engineer, locksmith, and blacksmith.
I am apart of the Build team. My favorite part of robotics is the engineering and building skills I learn. Outside of robotics, I love building things! After I graduate, I would like to go on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.