Team 2491 NoMythic is based in St. Paul, Minnesota and made up of students from Great River School and Avalon School. We participate in FIRST Robotics Competition. FIRST is an internationally known and recognized program that teaches children and young adults how to form creative solutions to technological challenges. Our team’s rookie year was 2008 and we are currently in our 14th year of existence.
Each year, we build a robot in six weeks that is made to play a specific game. Along the way, our team members learn skills in programming, design, marketing, organization, leadership, and, of course, in building a robot. We also work hard to make everyone on our team feels heard, valued, and supported.
Our team rocks purple tie-dye and unicorns wherever we go. We’ve been to the World Championship twice (in 2015 and 2017) and to the Minnesota State Championship once (in 2018). In 2020, we got to compete at Northern Lights and won the competition, qualifying for the World Championship for a third time.
As a team, we strive to have fun, learn a ton, and enjoy being a community. We have a strong team dedicated to doing good work together.
Great River School, an urban Montessori learning community, prepares students for their unique roles as responsible and engaged citizens in the world. Great River School values leadership, service, and peace formation, fostering independence, critical thinking, respect, and responsibility to self, others, and to the earth.
Avalon School prepares students for college and life in a strong, nurturing community that inspires active learning, engaged citizenship, and hope for the future. Avalon focuses on building a school culture and set of core values centered on excellence and active citizenship, and focuses on developing interpersonal, communication and learning skills to complement academic achievement.
For nearly two decades the FIRST organization has been teaching and inspiring creativity, innovation, and teamwork with its programs. FIRST is an internationally recognized program that helps children and young adults form imaginative and creative solutions to technological challenges. FIRST, “For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology”, encompasses the FIRST Lego League, FIRST Tech Challenge, and FIRST Robotics Competition programs. It is available to students from as early as elementary school through high school around the world.