Never would I have thought that joining the robotics team would bring me to meet some of the nicest, competitive, and hard-working people. The people and experience that I have encountered while being on Team 25 has greatly changed my life and my outlook on things. My sophomore year, the team traveled to Las Vegas to compete in the Las Vegas Regional at UNLV. This experience ranks as one of the best experiences in my entire life and the memories will stay with me forever. Competing and winning at UNLV was amazing! Competing with “The Cheesy Poofs” (from California) during Breakaway was great and winning the Las Vegas Regional was just a plus. Aside from the competition, the team traveled and experienced so many other activities. We saw and traveled to some of the most well-known casinos/hotels in Las Vegas; including The Mirage and Caesars Palace. We walked up and down the strip and experienced a lifestyle which does not compare to the New Jersey Lifestyle. The team went to a Blue Man Group concert which was phenomenal. We went to an indoor amusement park and a huge arcade. In addition, me and several other teammates were able to visit the Pawn Stars, Pawn Shop! I watch that show every Monday night and walking into the actually pawn shop was too exciting! Lastly, I was able to experience a city that is like no other with my great teammates, mentors, and chaperones. Las Vegas is a place I will NEVER forget and will continue to have the memories forever. Not many students my age can say they traveled to Las Vegas with a competitive, hard-working, and caring team; having that opportunity certainly separates our team from all other clubs/teams at NBTHS.