TechHOUNDS finish season, look to officer elections, begin preparation for next year’s competition

James Yin

TechHOUNDS concluded its competition season and 2018-2019 year with a team banquet on April 30, as well as officer elections for the 2019-2020 year at the beginning of last week. Zachary Bonewit, head coach of TechHOUNDS and engineering teacher, said the team’s experience at the FIRST World Championship at Detroit last week was a good learning experience for next year’s team.

“We’re just going to keep building upon the success we had. We’re still state champions. We still won one of our district events. It’s pretty successful,” Bonewit said. “We want to build upon that and just make sure that next year we come in with the same mindset that we’re coming in to be the top team in the state and get to the world championship and see where it goes from there.”

Bonewit said the team will begin resuming training for new members. Ryan Forrest, electrical and programming division co-lead and senior, said this was the plan for remaining members. He said he hopes that for great success next year with the rookie members.

“We get the rookie members in, and they get to figure out how competitions–it’s like a mock competition–so the rookies get to come in and learn how everything works,” Forrest said.  “Each division does some various projects, just small projects that we’re working on, separately, and then there’s outreach events.” By James Yin