Patrick is a senior and is in his fourth year on the robotics team. As a member of the Mt. Bethel Christian Academy STEM Program, much of Patrick's high school career has been all about engineering and design. FTC robotics has been his greatest challenge yet in this field and he is excited to come back year after year to innovate solutions to technical obstacles with his teammates. He hopes to study mechatronics in college and become a mechanical engineer.

Competitive Captain

Patrick Villarreal

Extracurriculars:

Archery Team, Band

Fun Facts:

He has put more than a thousand hours into robotics over the past four years

Kat Montgomery is a senior at Mt. Bethel this year. She has been in robotics for 9 years and has competed in FLL, FTC, and FRC. While at FIRST, she has earned her bronze and silver awards in Scouting.

Builder

Kat Montgomery

Fun Facts:

Her favorite movie is Papillion

Track and Field, Stage set theatre, Sports broadcasting, Welding.

Extracurriculars:

Madison is the communications team captain. She is the mentor on the FLL Teams at middle school and FTC club Eight grade Team. She is only the 2019-2020 dean finalist. She is also a leader of middle school life group. Does track cross country and tennis.

Communications Captain

Madison Gant

Fun Facts:

Only female Dean’s List finalist 2019-2020

Tennis, Cross Country, Track, and Model UN

Extracurriculars:

Fun Facts:

Expert card thrower

Archery, Clay Targets, Tennis, Boy Scouts (Eagle Scout)

Extracurriculars:

Thomas is a senior at Mt. Bethel Christian Academy. He joined robotics because he loves technology and building. He is constantly tinkering, and won’t hesitate to make a joke or two during practice. Thomas can see a robot in its final stages, even before the first mechanism is built.

CNC Machinist, Builder, CAD Designer

Thomas Sharpless

Fun Facts:

Can solve a 3x3 Rubik’s Cube blindfolded.

Archery, Clay targets, E-sports club

Extracurriculars:

Gavin is currently a senior at Mt. Bethel, and has gone to Mt. Bethel since 1st grade. This is Gavin’s third year on robotics, and initially joined robotics because he likes building things. Even though Gavin hasn’t participated in other FIRST events before, he is still able to learn and have fun.

Builder and Driver

Gavin Zielke

Kush Sharma is in the 12th grade at Mt. Bethel Christian Academy and has been a part of FTC Robotics since the 11th grade. He is also in the STEM Honors Program since his freshman year. He joined the Robotics team because he is interested in engineering, building, programming, and teamwork. Even though he hasn't had much programming experience before, he hopes to learn a lot from his coaches and mentors. He practices Martial Arts and is a member of the Archery team.

Programmer and Builder

Kush Sharma

Extracurriculars:

Martial Arts, Archery, NHS, International Club

Fun Facts:

He is a 2nd Degree Black Belt

Christian Villarreal

Builder, Website Manager

Fun Facts:

Knows how to operate a Digital Audio Workstation

Archery, Music Production

Extracurriculars:

Christian Villarreal is in the 10th grade and has been at MBCA ever since 4th grade. Before officially joining the FTC team in the 9th grade, he was an assistant to the team in 7th and 8th grade. He also did FLL for a number of years as well. His favorite part of FTC are the

Builder

Golf

Extracurriculars:

Andrew Gaines is in the 10th grade at Mt. Bethel Christian Academy. He works in the outreach team and helps where he is needed. Andrew is entering his second year of being on the BNI team. Andrew is a part of the MBCA Honors stem program and also took an intro to the business course during his freshman year. He is an avid golf player and hopes to be a part of the potential golf team this year.

Andrew Gaines

Fun Facts:

Cooks exotic and exciting foods

Engineering Notebook, CAD/CNC

Soccer, volleyball, basketball, and International Club.

Extracurriculars:

Eva is a 9th grader at Mt. Bethel Christian Academy and has been a part of Batteries Not Included since the 8th grade. She is looking to pursue an Architectural Engineering major in college and apply there what she will have learned while on Batteries Not Included. Eva is also a part of the STEM Honors program at MBCA and has loved learning about schematics and design.

Eva Burba

Fun Facts:

Eva loves to surf and paddleboard.

Builder and CAD developer

Ben Kendrick is in the 9th grade. On the team, He is a builder and CAD developer on BNI. This is his second year at BNI. When he is not at robotics, he is playing lacrosse or wrestling.

Ben Kendrick

His favorite candy is snicker

Robotics, lacrosse

Extracurriculars:

Fun Facts:

Programming

Joshua Williams is in 9th grade. He joined BNI because he is fascinated by robotics. When Josh was 3, he started using R.C. vehicles and when he was 6, he started flying drones. Josh is a first-year programmer.

Joshua Williams

Extracurriculars:

Fun Facts:

Josh loves scuba diving.

Clay targets, robotics

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