Silver Creek High School Embarks on an Exciting Journey with FIRST Robotics Competition

Sellersburg, Indiana – November 13, 2023 – Silver Creek High School is proud to announce the launch of its FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team, marking a historic moment in the southeastern Indiana region. As the first school in the area to establish an FRC team, Silver Creek High School is taking an innovative step toward inspiring the next generation of STEM leaders and problem-solvers.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a global organization dedicated to promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education through exciting, mentor-based robotics programs. The FIRST Robotics Competition, known as FRC, is a thrilling, high-intensity competition that challenges students to design, build, and program robots to complete complex tasks on the field. FRC provides students with hands-on experiences in engineering, teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving, helping them develop invaluable skills for the future.

Heading this exciting new endeavor at Silver Creek High School is Jeff Harrell, the dedicated head coach of the FRC Team. Jeff brings a wealth of experience and a deep passion for STEM education, making him the perfect leader for this inspiring journey. Under his guidance, students can unleash their creativity and technical skills while participating in the FRC program.

To ensure the success of this initiative, Silver Creek High School is actively seeking mentors and sponsors who share the school’s vision of fostering STEM education in the community. Mentors play a crucial role in guiding students through the design and construction of their robots. At the same time, sponsors provide essential support to help the team participate in district and national FRC events.

If you’re interested in becoming a mentor or sponsor for Silver Creek High School’s FRC Team, or if you would like to learn more about starting your own FRC team, please contact Chris Osborne at Your support will make a significant difference in the lives of these young, aspiring engineers.

In addition to this exciting news, it’s essential to highlight FIRST Indiana Robotics, the state-level organization dedicated to advancing STEM education through robotics competitions and educational programs. FIRST Indiana Robotics empowers students, educators, and mentors across Indiana, and they play a pivotal role in the success of FRC teams like the one being established at Silver Creek High School.

Silver Creek High School is thrilled to embark on this educational adventure with FIRST Robotics Competition. Together, they are committed to fostering innovation, teamwork, and a passion for STEM education in the community. Join them on this remarkable journey as they aim to make a lasting impact on the future of education and technology in southeastern Indiana.

For more information about Silver Creek High School’s FRC Team and their journey with FIRST Robotics Competition, please contact Jeff Harrell at Silver Creek –

About FIRST Indiana Robotics:

FIRST Indiana Robotics is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting STEM education through robotics programs and competitions. They provide valuable opportunities for students, educators, and mentors to engage in hands-on learning experiences that inspire innovation and a lifelong love for science and technology.


FIRST, an acronym meaning “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology,” is an international not-for-profit organization founded by accomplished inventor Dean Kamen in 1989. The organization has a proven impact on STEM learning, interest, and skill-building well beyond high school. It is one of the world’s leading organizations providing experiential workforce development skills for STEM industries. Participants and alumni of FIRST programs gain access to education and career discovery opportunities, connections to exclusive scholarships and employers, and a place in the FIRST community for life.

Chris Osborne
Vice President of Programs
FIRST Indiana Robotics

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