No typo, I mean stress.
Every year on the Thursday before regionals, the team comes to the BotCave for something Mr. Gras calls “stress rehersal”. During this, whoever will be at the table running the robots at regionals, this year that’s Allison and Tucker, go through test runs while the rest of the team bothers them in any way possible. This includes playing loud music, flashing lights, shouting, and Allison’s personal favorite, poking. Stress rehersal is a really fun night for everyone who isn’t running the robots. In fact, it’s even kind of fun for them.
The parents can come to watch and or participate in stress rehersal as well. Some parents, i.e. Mr. Grasmeder, participate more zealously than others. Stress rehersal is rather entertaining for all who have the pleasure of viewing it. If you get a chance you should definitely come check it out. I asked Mr. Gras if there’d be another stress rehersal before globals and his response, which was pretty much what I expected, was “If I’m still breathing.” Apparently it was utterly ridiculous that I even asked. I’m glad we’ll have another one. Because stress rehersal, while it is, how should I put this… stressful, it’s also a lot of fun for the whole team. It’s something you can participate in without any knowledge of code writing or hardware, so I give it four out of four stars and two big thumbs up.