"Though I’ve been able to get to know other passionate students in the Center over the past three years, I foster the same relationships as well as make new ones through Deep Run’s extracurriculars. One of these is Deep Run’s robotics team, 1086 Blue Cheese, which I was actually encouraged to check out by my friends in the center; I am so glad I made the decision to join. As a first robotics competition team, we build robots each year that compete at regional, state, and international competitions. We also support and encourage the exploration of STEM for all age groups, and throughout the past two years, I have worked on the media and outreach groups, which are vital to our success at competitions and at helping our community. From getting footage to writing blog posts for the team website, to promoting STEM in Henrico County as well as advocating for STEM education on Capitol Hill, the Robotics team is always working to make the world a cheddar* place. As a member of the Blue Cheese team, I am part of a group of students with similar interests and goals as myself.
I’m also a member of the Deep Run High School orchestra which works year-round to perform full programs at multiple concerts; we're a pretty large ensemble with members from varying musical levels, but we all work together and support growth for beginner students as well as advanced players to make sure we can perform at our best. In and outside of the classroom, we make sure to be productive and practice our music. We’re also like a little family."
CIT Student, Kathryn O.