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FTC Robotics Club

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Vishnu Challa, Site Manager
Vishnu Challa is a senior at Pleasant Valley High School and is the Site Manager of the Spartan Shield. He plays clarinet in band and enjoys challenging himself in courses such as AP Physics 2. Outside of school, he applies his technical knowledge as the Programming Team Lead for the robotics team the Winter Soldiers. They have competed at the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) World Championship twice, and he uses his three years of experience to recruit new members to ensure the continuation of the team. Vishnu also tutors math and English at Best Brains Learning Center. His career goal is to become a Control Systems Engineer at NASA, and to achieve this, he hopes to study computer science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. With his diverse selection of activities and hard-working, independent personality, one can say that he is well on his way to realizing that dream.
Anagha Sudhindra, Copy Editor
Anagha Sudhindra serves as a copy editor for the Spartan Shield (2021-2022) and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the print Spartan Shield (2022-2023). In school, she heavily involves herself in both clubs and academics. As an avid student, her favorite class is AP physics and she will continue her education by majoring in a STEM field with a research focus. Anagha’s hard work earned her a spot in the National Honors Society Chapter at PV. Outside of her academics, Anagha takes part in Spartan Assembly. She also participates in ethics bowl where she analyzes and debates current ethical issues. She has played the flute for four years in the school band. Her musical talent has made her a three-year member of the Southeast Iowa Bandmasters honor band. Outside of school, Anagha has played in the Quad City Youth Symphony Orchestra for three years. Apart from band, Anagha participates in First Tech challenge where she volunteers to help her community and designs parts for robots. You can also find her at Mathnasium where she works as a tutor. Anagha attends art classes where her favorite medium is charcoal. Anagha enjoys expressing her creativity and she looks forward to doing so on the Spartan Shield.
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