Over the summer, when school is far from the minds of most students, senior Matt Baron, along with a group of his peers, built and installed a new display case for the school’s tech projects. The main project to be showcased was Kujo—an impressive robot built last year by the school’s robotics club Team 5099. Kujo took third place at the annual robotics competition at Hofstra University in April 2016.
Baron, who has been a Boy Scout since first grade, was looking to find the right project to tackle to help him achieve Eagle Scout rank. He concluded that the ideal project would be something that would give back to the FIRST Robotics program, which he’s been a part of since freshman year.
“Doing something for my team felt like the right idea,” Baron commented. “I wanted to show a commitment to my community.”
Matt took leadership in all aspects of design, engineering, fundraising and construction. He and his peers worked tirelessly until the project was completed. This project leaves a legacy for future students, who will proudly be able to display their innovative projects at Northport High School for years to come.
“We are proud of Matt’s efforts,” David Storch, district chairperson of science and technology said, “and we thoroughly appreciate his fine work and contribution to our learning community at Northport High School.”