Rockwall High School Robotics Booster Club receives grant from Best Buy Foundation

The Rockwall High School Robotics Booster Club, Inc is proud to announce that they have been selected to receive a community grant from the Best Buy Foundation and the Best Buy store in Rockwall. The purpose of the grant is to support students in exploring new technologies and further preparing them for the workforce. FRC 1296 – Full Metal Jackets is a student lead organization with mentor support which reinforces the goal of the grant.

FRC 1296-Full Metal Jackets Scouting Subteam receives a team computer from Best Buy.

The booster club used some of the funds from the grant to purchase a new computer from Best Buy in Rockwall for the FRC 1296-Full Metal Jackets Scouting Subteam who had been using their own personal computers.  Now the scouting subteam will have a team computer to use at competitions to gather and analyze data for game strategy crucial to the team’s success.

The team invited Best Buy employees to their facility. Student officers prepared a presentation to introduce the team. The presentation included team history, the mission statement, student led finances, and student requirements such as community service, OSHA, and CPR training. Student officers guided the Best Buy employees on a tour of the Dr. Gene Burton College and Career Academy. After the presentation, the student officers ushered the employees to visit each subsection of the team including the mechanical and electrical workshop where students were working on a prototype, software training, computer aided design (CAD) team, and the public relations team. They ended the night celebrating with cake and refreshments.

To find out more about the team go to or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Submitted by Austin Taylor, VP Robotic Construction.

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