About Our Team

Team 5902, The Wire Clippers, is a First Robotics Competition (FRC) team from Portsmouth, New Hampshire that has been competing since 2016.  Our team is currently composed of around 20+ High School students from grades 9 through 12.  We usually compete in two district competitions every year.

Made possible due to a partnership between:

New Heights

New Heights mission is to unleash the individual and collective potential of today’s youth by offering experiential learning opportunities through:

  • Exploration of their culture, community and natural environment;
  • Expression of their unique talents, ideas, and creativity;
  • Engagement in science, technology, arts and outdoor learning.

Portsmouth High School

"The purpose of the Portsmouth Schools is to educate all students by challenging them to become thinking, responsible, contributing citizens who continue to learn throughout their lives."

Team History

FIRST Stronghold – 2016

During our rookie year we attended the UNH and Pine Tree District competitions.  Our robot’s name was E.W.T. which stood for Eh, We Tried, a phrase we felt accurately described our build season and rookie year.  During our first competition, our radio continuously shut down during matches whenever it was hit.  After we replaced the radio for our Pine Tree event, our robot and team was more sucessful.

FIRST Steamworks –  2017

In our second year we attended the Granite State and Southern NH competitions.  Our robot BEOM competed in all of his wooden glory.  Although we were not the best team out there, we learned a lot this year. Our first couple matches were a little rocky but after some slight alterations to our robot we improved greatly.  We also expanded our community outreach, participating in many new events and winning the Team Spirit award.

FIRST Power Up –  2018

 

In our third year we attended the Granite State and UNH competitions.  Our robot RIBBIT competed fiercely while trying not to tip over.  He taught us a lot about how we should (and shouldn’t) build our bot in the next few years. Our business team continued to expand our community outreach and won our team the Team Spirit award for the second year in a row.

Awards

2016

UNH District – Rookie All-Star Award

Pine Tree District – Rookie Inspiration Award

2017

Granite State Event – Team Spirit Award

2018

Granite State Event – Team Spirit Award

Students

Elisa

Elisa

Team Captain, Senior

 
Max

Max

Team Captain, Junior

Donovan

Donovan

Sophomore

 
Kai

Kai

Sophomore

Aaron

Aaron

Team Captain, Senior

 
Scarlett

Scarlett

Team Captain, Junior

Aidan

Aidan

Sophomore

Colin

Colin

Senior

Sam

Sam

Senior

 
Maya

Maya

Team Captain, Senior

Declan

Declan

Junior

Kelly

Kelly

Sophomore

 
Isabel

Isabel

Sophomore

Mentors

Wayne Moulton

Wayne Moulton

New Heights STEM Coordinator

Mr. MacCannell

Mr. MacCannell

Analog Devices

 
Nat Morgan

Nat Morgan

New Heights Programming Staff

 

Gordon Reynolds

PHS Programming Teacher

 
Michelle Holzman

Michelle Holzman

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Nuclear Engineer

 

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