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Mitchell Gruenewald

Jul 30, 2018 08:50AM ● By Maleesa Johnson

Mitchell Gruenewald: Robotics Team Builder

When it comes to robotics, the Dragons don’t mess around. Last school year, a Carroll Robotic team brought home the VEX Robotics World Championships title. Typically, teams sent to worlds are seniors from the Robotics 2 class.

Mitchell Gruenewald was a junior in Robotics 1 at the time, but watch out for him this year.

“Robotics [1] was a really fun class,” he says. “After a few weeks of learning, you just build an entire robot for the rest of the year and try to improve it.”

STEM is definitely his specialty. Gruenewald is co-founder and vice president of Carroll’s FPV Drone Racing Club. In his Practicum in STEM class, he and his classmates built a rocket that went through a series of inspections and was launched outside of Houston.

On top of perpetually building high-tech projects, Gruenewald is vice president of Young Men’s Service League (YMSL), team leader of Children’s Liturgy of the Word at Good Shepherd Catholic Community, a student council senator, a Green Jacket and a standout varsity lacrosse starter.

He plans to play D1 lacrosse in college and major in aerospace engineering.

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