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Who are we?

Mercury 1089 is the FIRST Robotics Team of Hightstown High School. It functions as a small business, requiring dedication to a year-long work schedule which at times may seem hectic. Advised by Mr. Chris Gregory and Mrs. Julie Kudish, students work together to design and build a fully functional robot in six short weeks. Upon completion, the robot will be entered into the FIRST Robotics Competition to test its abilities in this year's game. A vital aspect of this program is gracious professionalism. Whether it be within the heat of competition or within everyday life, we always treat others with the respect we wish to receive.

What is FIRST?

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an exciting international robotics program designed to inspire students and encourage them to pursue careers in science, engineering and technology.


  • FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)
  • FIRST LEGO League (FLL)
  • FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC)
  • FIRST Place
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News and Events

Hatboro-Horsham Competition Week 1

Team Mercury will be attending a week one competition this year at the Hatboro-Horsham District Event from February 27-March 1. We will be competing against 35 other teams from around the MAR Region. The event is free and open to the public and is located at: Hatboro-Horsham High School 899 Horsham Road Hatboro-Horsham, PA 19044 Please […]

2015 Snowday Showdown

“Snow Day Showdown VIII” Sunday Qualifier Hosted by Team 3944 (Team Mercury) Our annual FTC Qualifier event, Snowday Showdown, is being held on February 1st 2015. There are already 36 teams registered for this event. This event is free and open to the public. Team 1089 will also be holding a college fair with representatives […]

2015 FIRST Game: Recycle Rush

RECYCLE RUSH is a recycling-themed game played by two Alliances of three robots each. Robots score points by stacking totes on scoring platforms, capping those stacks with recycling containers,and properly disposing of pool noodles,representing litter. In keeping with the recycling theme of the game,all game pieces used are reusable or recyclable by teams in their […]