Our Team

Our Leads

Co-Captain

Musa Zafiruddin

 Musa goes to Enloe High School. Last year he went to Enloe High School. Next year he hopes to go to Enloe High School.

Mechanical Lead

Anubhav Raj

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Co-Captain

Revanth Karthikeyan

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Business Lead

Nael Tariq

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Electrical Lead

KRISH YADAV

Krish is a senior at Panther Creek High School and is helping lead the team as our electrical lead since 2020. He goes to Panther Creek High School and is the heart and soul of our team. He loves RasPi’s and Arduino’s just as much as he loves robotics (very much).

Programming

Mrenaal Jain

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We Create Engaging Experiences

Our Story

The Hitchhikers is a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team located in Apex, North Carolina. Though we are affiliated with Athens Drive High School in Raleigh, we are a community-based team. We have students from all over Wake County, representing multiple different schools including Apex high, Green Hope, Middle Creek, Enloe high, and several homeschools.

Founded in 2011, The Hitchhikers created its theme off of Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Students are strongly encouraged to read at least the first book in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. Our marketing, branding, and team references will make sense to a student who has read the books, and they will be able to reply knowledgeably when other people who know the books make references to the series.

We are also a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, meaning we are tax exempt.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a platform to introduce and nurture STEM, team work, and leadership skills to youth in our community. We want to create a community where a STEM education is affordable and accessible to everyone. Our core values are Impacting, Training, Implementing, and Leading.

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