Freshman Keaton Koy (left) and Senior Cameron Parker (right), both members of the St. Thomas Robotics team, work hard to construct a new robot in preparation for the team’s big trip up to Toronto, Canada. The Robotics guys spend a lot of time during the week after school working on their robots and testing them out.
Freshman Keaton Koy (left) and Senior Cameron Parker (right), both members of the St. Thomas Robotics team, work hard to construct a new robot in preparation for the team’s big trip up to Toronto, Canada. The Robotics guys spend a lot of time during the week after school working on their robots and testing them out.

With a competitive robot under their possession, St. Thomas Robotics team seeks another victory, and this time, within the Basilian family.

On February 5, the team left for principal Rev. Patrick Fulton’s homeland, to take on brother school St. Michael’s College School on the Robotics court.

With dubs against the Kerry Blues in both football and basketball, the Eagles seek to take them on their home turf. Each year, St. Mike’s puts on a large Vex Robotics tournament, right up the ally for the Eagle Robotics team. The Tournament is recognized throughout Toronto, and provides a true competition for the veteran Eagles.

“We’re confident that we won’t make total fools of ourselves,”

-Christian Sullivan, senior

The Eagles will be staying in the finest two star hotel in Canada paid for by the team. The trip includes several meals together with St. Mike’s to promote fellowship and community between the two schools.

“We honestly have no idea how progressed or competitive they are so this is going to be a new experience for us. We’re jumping straight into the fire.”

-Cameron Parker, senior

The vex arena provides a great way for the two schools to come together as a school community. This years competition: Nothing but Net, requires players to shoot foam balls into a large triangular net. Teams also have the chance for extra points if they can successfully lift the opponents robot off the ground.

“I don’t think there is any question that they will be able to be competitive” said club sponsor Dean of Science Dr. Pete Nordloh. “It works better than it looks,” said Parker.

This event truly allows the two schools to come together and grow in fellowship in a fashion only the Basilians can provide.

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Sam Nordloh is a Senior at St. Thomas. Sam takes pride in his title as Student Life Editor and rap name "Young Rat." Sam can be seen flippin totinos pizza rolls in the kitchen, talking to ladies, or kickin the bass in his moms Honda Civic. Sam hopes to attend Texas State University but if he doesn't get in, Yale is his safe school.

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