A FIRST Robotics Competition

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Exhilarating, Energizing, Exciting, Emotional
Masses of people surrounding you—
working frantically to repair their broken machines
talking with judges and hoping to impress the

Masses of people surrounding. You
hear the echoes of the cheers of “RED ALLIANCE!”
as you jump out of the way of the passing
“ROBOT!!!!!!!!”

Hearing the echoes of the cheers of “RED ALLIANCE!”
trying to get just one thought together but—
“ROBOT!!!!!!!!”
claims your mind.

Trying to get just one thought together but
the excitement
claims your mind.
How can so many things go on at once?

The excitement
washes over you. The robot won the match! Judges are coming!
How can so many things go on at once?
The crowd’s continuing chant of “RED ALLIANCE!”

washes over you. The robot won the match! Judges are coming!
Just enough time for the Cha-Cha Slide! Or Cotton-Eye Joe!
The crowd’s continuing chant of “RED ALLIANCE!”
NO! The robot lost that one!

Just enough time for the Cha-Cha Slide? Or Cotton-Eye Joe?
Maybe the YMCA?
NO! The robot lost that one!
YES! It’s working—
maybe. The YMCA
starts and everyone joins in!
YES! It’s working
everyone’s excited about FIRST! It

starts! Everyone joins in
cheering for the team that won the Chairman’s Award!
Everyone’s excited about FIRST! It
is exhilarating, energizing, exciting, emotional.





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Alyssa R. said...
Nov. 9, 2010 at 3:57 pm
that describes it perfectly. good job
 
forever_dancer said...
Apr. 13, 2009 at 1:52 am
liked it.... but slightly confusing
 
EdytD said...
Apr. 12, 2009 at 8:53 pm
interesting! I've never been to a competition like this - I debate, so it's always quiet, and everyone is staring at the speaker. There is no noise but the pounding in one's head, and a single speaker's voice.
 
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