INSPIRATION IS EVERWHERE

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FIRST inspires student to make positive life changes

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Freya Wilhelm

Member of  FIRST Robotics Competition Team 4263, Cyber Dragons

I had a lot of challenges: substance abuse, relationship problems, social skills, no direction in my life. Then I joined a FIRST team. I started learning to use power tools and working with dangerous equipment, so I realized I can’t show up without being sober because I’m just putting myself and others at risk. It really helped me stop abusing substances. This year, as a team captain, I have to help people come to agreements, something I never thought I could do. Now, I want to go to college for mechanical engineering. FIRST really changed my life.


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