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Jaeden Horn Builds the OSCAR Robotics Team

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The robotics team tweaking any last flaws on their robot before presenting it at their competition. (Credit: Jaeden Horn)

Teamwork. Hours of practice. Technique. Skill. Metal. Construction. All factors of the OSCAR robotics team, a team focused on building the best working and most creative robots. 

Senior Jaeden Horn is the president and operator of Roswell Outstanding Students Creating Awesome Robots (OSCAR) team for the 2023-2024 school year. Horn has contributed and continues to encourage his team through the competitions, winning or not, he is always positive and motivates his team to catch up. 

Horns teacher, Husam Almimar, shares his thoughts on Horn. Almimar said, “First of all he is always here, and we meet every day after school from 3:30 until 7:00 and even on Saturdays he is always here, so always being here and always motivating even to the new students. I can count on him, and he is very responsible, and he can talk to others. 

One of the many creative and amazing robots created by the OSCAR robotics team. (Credit: Jaeden Horn)

Horn said, “The best parts of being robotics team are the camaraderie between teammates, as well as between competing teams. There is a sense of gracious professionalism to one another, and everybody helps one another out when needed. Along with that, the skills, connections, and friendships I have made in my years on the team are irreplaceable.”  

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Horns teammate Kenzie Hackith said, “He’s really stepped up in a big way this season, this is the most involved he’s ever been and he’s taking on a lot by himself and has very much so taken it to heart the fact that he has a leadership role, and it’s always helpful to have one person as a guiding force and he really has been that for us. He’s always helping lead things and he does a really good job of helping coordinate things across all the departments and just getting us all to work together as a team.” 

Horn, now in his senior year, has been a part of the robotics team since his sophomore year. Horn said he learned many things, from mechanical and electrical engineering to leadership and business skills, as well as how to operate and communicate effectively in a team setting.  

The robot that was presented by the OSCAR robotics team during the Youth day parade. (Credit: Jaeden Horn)

    Horns character shines throughout the team. His teammate Alexis Lee said, “As a first-year senior in robotics, I was afraid of how I would fit in because they already had a main group, but I feel like they gave me a chance to be accepted, and as him being the leader of that he was the main person. He was kind and very patient and has been there for me when I was going through stuff outside of robotics and was always motivating me while I was at work.” 

This will be his final year participating in. Horn plans to use these skills in college and in the future. He will be majoring in mechanical engineering at either Kennesaw State or Georgia Tech, and this program has increased both his skills in the field, as well as his chances of getting into these schools, because having an official robotics team looks excellent on a transcript. 

The OSCAR robotics team waving their flag proudly for the city of Roswell to see at the Youth day parade. (Credit: Jaeden Horn)

The robotics team develops many skills and creates many projects. The team is currently working on a T-shirt cannon. On Jan. 6 they will begin to build a new robot, this marks the beginning of the season. Horn will continue the robotics team and prepare himself for his future. 

 

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Annabelle Thompson, Staff Writer
Annabelle Thompson is a sophomore at Roswell and it is her second year as a staff writer for The Sting. When she is not writing, she enjoys hanging out with her friends, traveling, and playing tennis.

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