I moved to New London from Boston after finishing 6 years at Tufts University. Due to being a city boy, I was raised in NYC. I initially found New London sort of dull, that was until I joined the robotics team at Fitch. One of my coworkers that was on the team asked me if I wanted to help out since he knew of interest in robotics and CAD. I had never really heard of FIRST before but after I went to one of the meetings I knew this was something I wanted to be a part of. My first year on the team in 2009/10 was a little rough with a small budget and minimal resources but by the end I knew the team had potential. I was amazed with the improvement that the team made in the 2010/11 season, and I am confident that this season will be a great year for the FITCH High School Robotics Team.