Washington Girls’ Generation T-Shirt Contest (2018)



The 2018 Washington Girls’ Generation competition will be all day on October 27th, 2018. This year, we will be holding a contest for a t-shirt design. The winner of the contest will receive a $100 Amazon gift card and a free shirt in their size.

Here is the criteria:

Max of 3 colors. Has to say “Washington Girls’ Generation 2018” or some other variation somewhere on the shirt (“Washington Girls’ Gen” “Washington Girls’ Gen 2018” etc.) Must be a .ai vector file and have thick lines.

All contest submissions must be in by October 3rd. You can submit multiple designs to this form.

Good luck!

Thank you,

Ryleigh Weston

Vice President

Tahoma Robotics Club


Hi Everyone!

Our team, with the help of the Bear Metal Booster Club, has been carefully saving and raising funds for the past couple of years for a new CNC Mill to manufacture our robot parts. We were just notified yesterday that we have an opportunity to have $40,000 in matching funds, but the opportunity expires on June 1st if we don’t meet our goal. We need to raise about $20,000 in the next 10 days to reach this goal. This piece of machinery will help our team and also provide training in skilled trades for so many of the youth in the community.

We are asking for people to help us through donations and business sponsorships. Please share with family, friends and others you think would support this cause.

You can donate through FirstWA.

Put FRC 2046 in the box that says: ‘Want To Support A Specific Team? Enter Team Number Here’

OR mail a check to:

Bear Metal Booster Club

P.O. Box 616

Maple Valley, WA 98038

Note Mill fund on your check.

Thank you so much!

Executive Team

Tahoma Robotics Club

An End and a Beginning


Over the past few months, our team has made huge strides in competition. We were finalists at the Auburn Event and received the Industrial Design Award for our robot’s capabilities and performance. At the Auburn Mountainview Event, we gave our backup drive team time to practice in official matches before switching off with our official drive team. Going into the finals with teams Error Code Xero and Chaos Theory, we were able to take home the blue. Additionally, we won the Chairman’s Award, an honor placed upon a team for their impact on STEM education and their community.

drive team and backup drive team

our team and our alliance partners, Error Code Xerox and Chaos Theory

team members at the Auburn Mountainview event

We advanced on to the Pacific Northwest District Championship in Portland, fighting long and hard over the three day competition, and making into the finals. However, we were beat out by an alliance of three other competitive teams in our district. We received the Innovation in Control award for our autonomous code and reliable robot function.

Advancing to the World Championship in Houston, TX team members learned a lot playing against some of the best teams in the world and attending conferences on business and management. We got to the semifinals on our field but lost out to the other alliance. Before we headed out of town, we visited the Johnson Space Center (NASA) and got to see applications of engineering on a larger scale.

team members at the championship in Houston

As our team put an end to the competition season, we have opened ourselves up for a new beginning. On Thursday, we held our team elections for the new executive board – the President, Vice-President, and Secretary of Communications were elected. On Friday morning a group of our students presented to the Maple Valley Rotary about our program and demonstrated our robot. Today we are showing off our robot and program at the Alaskan Airlines Aviation Day and later this week we will be doing the same at the Seattle Storm’s Storm into STEM event.

You can come see us at our stand at Maple Valley Days and in the parade from June 8th-10th. Come check us out to see our robot and drive some of our smaller outreach robots. Additionally, if you have a child going into grades 2-8, we still have spots open in our robotics camps which you can sign up for using the links in the post below.

Thank you!

Ryleigh Weston

Vice President

Bear Metal Robotics