The Storm Robotics Team is a family of FIRST Robotics Competition Teams consisting of students from Lenape and Cherokee High Schools. Membership opens annually to the students at our schools in September and consists of an application and tryout in order to set our roster by the beginning of October. All students interested in becoming a member of our teams must participate in the tryouts as we have a limited number of spots to fill based on the room capacity and other safety restrictions.
FRC team 2729 was founded in 2008 by Nathan Knauss and James Hessler, teachers at Cherokee and Lenape High Schools. They separated from Iron Devils team 1647, which is currently made up of students from Shawnee and Seneca High Schools. In 2010, Storm created the Typhoons, FTC Team 4390. In 2013, another FTC team, Team 7433: The Cyclones, was founded. Additionally, in 2017, our third FTC team, The Whirlwinds, Team 13290, was founded. In 2018, at the World Championship in Detroit, Team 2729 won the Gracious Professionalism award.