I originally joined Team 56 my Freshman year of high school. I was really interested in engineering at the time and joined the Robot Development Sub Team. I then took a break from the team for my middle two years of high school to focus on my grades. No matter what, school always comes first in the team. I continued to support the team during this time and returned to the team my Senior year, this time as a part of the Branding Sub Team. Even though I had not been on the team in two years, everyone welcomed me back into the ROBBE family. The team really is a family. We laugh together, we cry together, we celebrate our victories and learn from our losses. We help each other in school and in life, and we always have each other’s backs. During my senior year, I helped design and create our name tag buttons, our pit entrance, and the mascot. Through working on the Branding Sub Team, I realized that I wanted to pursue a career in the technical art field, an idea that I previously thought I could never do. Even after graduation and in college, Team 56 is continuing to help me. In Team 56, I learned skills, met new people, and helped make an impact in the community. Skills that give me a running start in my classes. People who I continue to be friends with. And a community that I want to continue helping. I came back to the team, this time as a mentor because I want to help the team just like it helped me.