W.A.R.Lords (We Are Robot Lords)

Robotics Team of Francis Parker High School

EnvironmentalLights.com is a proud sponsor of the student robotics team, the W.A.R.Lords at Francis Parker High School in San Diego. This will be the team’s sixth year in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition and Science and Technology) Robotics Competition.

“We are so impressed by the W.A.R.Lords. These highly motivated high school students are seen as leaders in robotics among other high schools in the U.S., and each year they develop new technical and leadership skills,” said Greg Thorson, President of EnvironmentalLights.com. “As a mentor to W.A.R.Lords, I look forward to this year’s build season and competitions as much as the students!”

FIRST Robotics Competition

The FIRST Robotics Competition is an exciting, multinational competition that teams professionals and young people together to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way. FRC gives high school students (grades 9 – 12) a kit of parts and about six weeks to build a robot to meet the challenge of the game announced for the year.

Competition Kickoff: Ultimate Ascent

Dean Kamen, creator of the FIRST Robotics Competition, announced the game for the 2013 season Saturday, January 5 via a live NASA-TV broadcast and webcast that went out to nearly 51,000 high school students in 81 cities worldwide. Watch co-president of the W.A.R.Lords, Nicole Simmons, on KUSI News at the San Diego kickoff event News Coverage.

Sponsorship & Donations

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2013 W.A.R.Lords Robotics team, please visit http://robotics.francisparker.org/ or download the sponsorship packet.

Donations and supplies allow the team to build a better robot, pay for travel expenses and entry fees for out-of-town competitions, and more successfully help the community.

Documents & News

2013 Game AnnouncementL Ultimate Ascent

FIRST Robotics Competition Overview


  • 2012 Chairman's Video

    Learn more about Team 2485, the Francis Parker W.A.R. Lords in their 2012 Las Vegas Regional FIRST Chairman's Award Video submission.

    Posted 11/20/2012 on our YouTube Channel
  • 2012 Rebound Rumble Highlights

    View highlights of the 2012 FIRST Robotics Competition and the building of the W.A.R.Lords robot. The team won the Creativity Award at Regionals.

    Posted 11/20/2012 on our YouTube Channel

FIRST Robotics Competition 2013: Ultimate Ascent

Ultimate Ascent is played between two Alliances of three teams each. Each Alliance competes by trying to score as many flying discs into their goals as possible – the higher the goal the more points awarded. Matches end with robots attempting to climb up pyramids in the middle of the field!

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