Second Harvest Food Bank

Team SPORK went to Second Harvest Food Bank in Charlotte on October 20. Team members, parents, and mentors sorted foods and medicines that will be distributed in the community. In total, Team SPORK sorted 5,600 pounds of food, 10,200 pounds of bread, and 12,800 pounds of medicine. Second Harvest Food Bank distributes 54 million pounds of food each year in 19 counties. Team SPORK enjoyed going out into the community and making a positive change, especially after the two recent hurricanes.
To learn more about Second Harvest and how to volunteer, visit

Team SPORK at Mini Maker Faire

We volunteered at the Charlotte Mini Maker Faire at Discovery Place on Saturday, October 13. This is our third year attending the event where various engineers, companies, and artists all come to show off cool inventions and experiments. We demonstrated our new robot, SPORKreach, and spread the word about robotics and the FIRST program. Children and adults were able to drive and play with the robot under the supervision of members and mentors. Members talked to interested parents and community members about our team and the various engineering programs that FIRST offers. We had a fun time engaging within the community and teaching our future STEM leaders about the opportunities that FIRST offers to them.

To learn more about the Charlotte Mini Maker Faire visit

Science Olympiad!

Team SPORK representing at the state Science Olympiad competition this weekend! And we saw Mechanical Minds, so that made it even better! @mechminds6639

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A couple of SPORK team members having fun at prom the other night!

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