, Quincy

, Washington

, United States

Posted on
2020-02-13 21:41:13
“When I was in high school I struggled to even have motivation in classes and hw, throughout my time in school I never saw it as something that would benefit me. Eventually a science teacher asked me if I could join club consisting of learning to fly and maintain small drones so I joined. little did I know I would go and become the leader in that club, eventually I started all 3 drone programs in my high school. Even having the opportunity to sign a grant with a prestigious electronic and software company to purchase more drones. I was able to bring up my grades, impress my teachers, parents, and classmates on my improvements in school and my new hobby all around. I’m currently pursuing a career in mechanical engineering and I’m proud to say that being a part of learning to fly, maintain, and inform other pushed me to pursue a field in engineering. Restricting flying to a point will turn what was once an opportunity to engage in the benefits of building, flying, and teaching others about drones, Into a headache for those who will develope interest as I did when I was 16 years old. I left my high school being the 1st generation of pilots with 3 great drone programs. it would be disheartening to see those leave my high school and the legacy my team left behind because regulations wont allow the new and upcoming high schoolers including my brother to experience what I did when I first started.”