Mission Statement:

Following the influence from FIRST®, our mission is to inspire young people to be STEAM leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting programs that build science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematical skills; which inspire innovation, and encourage well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.



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The FranklinBots - TEAM HYDRA

Are heading to the FIRST NC State Championships!

Please join me in congratulating the FCS Robotics team!

The FranklinBots - TEAM HYDRA is heading to the NC State Championships at Campbell University this weekend April 5, 6, & 7. They have worked extremely hard since kick off in January to build their amazing robot "Millie Falco 2.0".

Their mentors are proud of their accomplishments, and the team accommodates students from all 4 FCS high schools! We are excited for them to represent Franklin County Schools at the State Competition!

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2018-2019 Team Sponsors:


Franklin County Schools


DUKE Energy


Donors Choose


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Sheetz, Inc.

The Diez Family

The Gullotti Family

The Lumpkin Group

Parker & Lynda Lumpkin

Bunn's Heating & A/C, Inc.


Blue Collie Coffee

The Floyd Family

The Flaherty Family

Jackson Electric

Rhonda Folks

Louisburg Chiropractic Center

Packhouse Coffee Company, LLC

Dr. & Mrs. Larry Webb

The Beck Family

Amanda Beck

The Young Family

Martha Lewis


Leonard and Associates, LLC

Marcy Lewis

Andrejev Galleries

Nino's Professional Barber Shop

Harris Pharmacy, Inc.

Shavic Properties, LLC

Flowers By Henry, LLC

May Realty

Organizational Structure:

The FranklinBots - TEAM HYDRA has gone through a few leadership changes and a rebranding of the team this year. We have 2 Lead Mentors, 2 Parent Mentors, and 1 FIRST® Alumni Mentor. We have used the help of Hangar6 and CAT engineers during the beginning of our build season. In the future, we hope to entice an engineer mentor and coding specialist to join our team.

Our team has 5 student leadership positions. We currently have 2 Team Captains, a Safety Captain, a Build Team Captain, and our Drive Team Captain. We also have other team leads, such as our Pit & Spirit team, Scouting & Recruitment team, and a Social Media & Branding team. We are currently missing a Fundraising Coordinator, but hope to fill that position soon.

Community Outreach & Marketing:

During the summer of 2018, the FranklinBots - TEAM HYDRA students participated in a week-long ESL camp. Team members worked with elementary ESL students to build “DoodleBots”. Then they returned to work with middle school ESL students to build and run “Soda Can Robots”.

The team was so excited to help these students that they planned 3-4 LEGO MindStorm summer camps for 2019. These camps will be offered to upper elementary and middle school students in each part of the county.

This team is constantly reaching out to local community businesses to join forces to help each succeed. We have been to several school-based showcases where we show, explain, and teach others about our STEAM program. 

We can't wait to do more!

Sponsorship Information

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