FIRST robotics has become a gleaming bastion of hope for the city of Las Vegas, encouraging us, Team 987 The High Rollers, to make it our top priority to transform communities both locally and globally to embrace the culture of STEM in everyday life. Winston Churchill famously said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give,” and we have made and will continue to make great advances in our mission to transform the lives of our students, our community, and our world.
Since 1989, FIRST has worked without pause to transform the general public’s acknowledgement of STEM as the cornerstone of an innovative society. Being involved in FIRST has taught us to build things, develop things, and change things. In our community and throughout our state, we have integrated STEM into everyday life. There are many examples of how we have inspired younger generations to get involved, and stay involved in FIRST.