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First Tech Challenge

  • In 2010, New Prairie formed the first FTC team, competed at Illinois state finals. We were picked to join an alliance, but lost. At the time, the team was 4368 Brains of Tomorrow.

  • In 2011, we went to one competition then took a one year break.

  • In 2013, two more teams were created. 5300 was Nerd Nation and 5543 was Team X.

  • In 2014, the transition from middle school to high school. Both teams competed and didn't do as well as they thought they would.

  •  2014-2015, we were runner-up at Penn High School and 4368 took a break. 

  • 2015-2016, both teams competed in two events but never qualified for state.

  • 2016-2017, it was the final year FTC was offered at the middle school. New Prairie High School created a FTC class. 

  • 2017-2018, 5300 was now known as Dirty Dozen and 5543 was Game of Drones. 5300 was part of winning alliance at Griffith High School. They were also runner-up alliance at Elkhart Memorial High School. 5300 and 5543 both received the community outreach award. 5300 qualified for state and got dead last. 

4368 - High Boltage

5300 - Dirty Dozen

15584 - The Nut Wizards