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Class of 2015
Saturday, February 7, 2015

Sponsor Networking Night 2015

Amid the chaos of the 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition build season, Robbinsville High School Robotics Team 2590, Nemesis, set aside February 3rd to express their gratitude to generous sponsors and dedicated parents.  The evening commenced with a presentation highlighting the success of the 2014 season and introducing new programs for the coming year.  CEO Arnav Vast presented awards to past sponsors, recognizing their key role in past achievements.  The presentations were followed by a tour of the Robbinsville High School Technology Lab, a preview of the 2015 competition robot, and demonstrations of the past three award-winning robots.

In the weeks leading up to the highly anticipated event, the team worked rigorously to ensure the seamless execution that is typically associated with Nemesis. Returning sponsor Marie Thadal raved about the event, “The Robbinsville High School's FIRST Robotics Team NEMESIS and dedicated mentors went all out to make their sponsors and dignified guests feel welcomed and appreciated during the Sponsor Networking Night.  It was an enjoyable evening and it was a pleasure to network with other prominent businessmen and elected officials. I was absolutely delighted to accept the sponsorship awards on behalf of my company Coptis and the Society of Cosmetic Chemists New York chapter association.”

Mr. Ralph Petagna, Director of Finance, HC Group at CCL Industries waxed lyrical about his partnership with Nemesis and his Sponsor Networking Night experience, “ CCL Label is proud to sponsor Robbinsville  High School’s FIRST Team, Nemesis. One of the keys to success in today’s business environment is the ability to identify/create solutions to complex problems in a team setting. The participants of Team Nemesis, in essence, operate as a small business with various disciplines coming together to -bring the ideas to market- so to speak and gain invaluable experience while doing so. It has been gratifying to see the development of both the student participants as well as the program over the past several years that CCL Label has been involved with Team Nemesis.”

This event offered the sleep-deprived teenagers the opportunity to display their alternate sides – professional, confident young adults. The sponsors seemed immensely impressed by the professionalism of the members and of the event. Dr. Vincent Costanza commented, “While the event was welcoming, organized, and professional, the student presentations and interactions stole the show for me. What a great example that you, your team, and the students provide on how to link academic and social development throughout the entire school experience.”  With the end of the 2015 build season approaching, Nemesis looks forward to seeing some familiar faces at our competitions.

Nemesis would like to thank their sponsors: Robbinsville High School, New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists, CCL Label, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Navair, Siemens, Lockheed Martin, Robbinsville Education Association, Carfaro Fencing, SRI International, McGraw Hill Financial, R.A.S. Processing Equipment, Citibank, DesignTree, Gilbane, Elite Dental Care, Eagle Systems USA, Inc., Gaum International, Evans Analytical Group, Robbinsville Education Foundation, Coptis, Coldwell Banker, Triangle Copy, and Bracco Diagnostic Inc.

If you are interested in supporting Nemesis or would like additional information, please contact Team Advisor Joy Wolfe at