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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

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 […]

2014 Duel on the Delaware Champions

Team Mercury competed at the Duel on the Delaware off-season event and took home the winning trophy partnering up with Team 1640 Sabotage, and Team 316 Lunatecs. 1089 also won the engineering innovation award. This marks the second consecutive win at this event for Team Mercury.

Build Season Ends Feb. 18th

2014 Build Season Aerial Assist is a great way to learn to work with other teams in getting a 25″ exercise ball from one end of our field to the other and place into a goal.  Our robot design includes a catapult-hook system using gears and chains to propel this ball across the field. This device on our […]