Meet Hadron Knights

We are FTC team 12600 - Hadron Knights. Our team is made up of middle and high school students who live in Tampa, Florida. Meet our team below.



Aarush Prasad

 Hi, I'm Aarush. I am a sophomore at King IB. I am 15 years old and this is my third season of FTC. I also competed in FLL when I was in sixth and seventh grade. This year, I look forward to expand upon my knowledge of programming and to improve my presentation skills. I enjoy dancing, playing tennis, doing math, playing the piano, and robotics. I have learned a lot by competing in FIRST for several years and I can’t wait for this upcoming season. 

Arko Ghosh

My name is Arko Ghosh. I am a 9th grader going to King High School. I am the lead for the Engineering team lead for the Hadron Knights. Rover Ruckus is my 6th season as a part of FIRST and my 3rd year in FTC. Outside my Robotics world, I play the trumpet in our school band. I also enjoy playing competitive soccer for the Tampa Bay Chargers. My favorite soccer team is FC Barcelona. I want to pursue a career in electrical engineering, concentrating in mechatronics. In the upcoming season, my team would like to design and build a robot that is agile, efficient and capable of handling highly dynamic maneuvers. We will work collaboratively with other FTC teams in Florida to share best practices and advanced technological skills.

Ishita Mishra

Hi, I’m Ishita. I am 14 years old and starting my freshman year at King High School. FIRST has been part of my life ever since I was in 4th grade. I have done 3 years of FLL and I am excited to be starting my third season of FTC. I’ve done FLL for three years on the Lego Masterz and completed my first season of FTC last year. With the Hadron Knights, I hope to learn more about engineering and design, and can’t wait to learn more from my coaches, mentors, and teammates. I play the clarinet and piano, and I also love to dance. I am excited to learn new things from my coaches, mentors, and other team members throughout the season.

Maitreyi Sarkar

My name is Maitreyi. I am a 7th grader at Terrace Community Middle School, and I am 12 years old. This will be my first year building for FTC. In this FTC team, I would work on the mechanical design of the robot. I love to work on STEM and I represent my school for Math competitions, for example, Math Bowl. When I am not working on robotics I play competitive soccer for “The Wesley Chapel Flames". This is my second year with FIRST, last year I was with Hadron Knights for our first year. This year, I hope that the Hadron Knights can go to the international competition. When I grow up I would like to become an electrical engineer or a computer scientist.





Rahul Danda

I am Rahul Danda. I am 14 years old and I am a sophomore attending the King IB program. This is my second year in FTC but I have been a part of an FLL team for one year. During FLL we went to states and placed third. I play the flute in the King High school Marching band and I love to paint and make things. During this year in as a part of the Hadron Knights, I want to learn how to better design using all the features of Autodesk Inventor. I also want to learn how to better communicate my thoughts and become a more confident person. My dream job is to become a Chemical engineer or a Mechanical engineer.

Rahul Vijay

Hi, I'm Rahul. I am 14 years old and I am a sophomore at King High School. This is my second season participating in FTC. I also competed in FLL when I was in sixth grade. This year, I am aiming to grow my programming and engineering skills, as well as improving my presentation skills. My hobbies include playing tennis, playing piano, and robotics. FIRST has been amazing to participate inside in the past, and I am eager for this upcoming season.

Tushar Gona

My name is Tushar and I am a sophomore at King IB school in Tampa. In my previous experience, I have participated in the FLL Robotics and graduated to the FTC League. During my FLL season, I participated FLL with the Argonauts for a year, and we went to the Invitational tournament in Legoland, California. I am one of the founding members of the Hadron Knights in our Rookie year. For the upcoming season, I would like our team to gain more experience in building a robust robot capable to compete and win an award in the international competition. I would like to be a video game developer with a passion to be an author.


Nikhil Mishra

My name is Nikhil Mishra, and I'm a 10th grader at King IB. I'm 14 years old and this is my first year programming for FTC and FIRST. This year I would like to improve my programming and communication skills, and I'm very excited to learn about all the new things in FIRST. I like to spend my time taking apart web pages and playing piano and tennis. When I grow up, I want to pursue a career as a business analyst or software engineer. I'm looking forward to collaborating with the team and learning new things this season.


Anshul Raghuvanshi

I'm Anshul Raghuvanshi and I'm a junior at King IB. I'm is 15 years old and it’s my first season of FTC this year. I am excited for this season as it is so interesting and I look forward to improving my programming skills. I want to learn how a robotics works. Moreover, I want to set my career towards artificial intelligence or becoming a computer engineering. My hobbies include playing tennis, dancing, and FIRST Robotics!

Daniel Carvajal

I am a sophomore at King IB. I am 14 years old and this is my first year doing FTC. I play the French horn, Mellophone, and Trumpet at the King High School marching lions. I have done Vex IQ in the past and did all the programming and building for my robot. Besides Vex I also do TSA. In TSA I did events like microcontroller where I had to program an Arduino to do a certain task, Website design, and system control where I had to solve a problem with a robot in two hours. My hobbies are Playing soccer and programming. With FTC I would like to improve my programming and teamwork skills to then pursue a career in computer science later on. I am looking forward to a great season and learning a lot.


David Tu

My name is David Tu. I am a 15-year-old sophomore at King IB. This is my first year in FTC and on the Hadron Knight’s Engineering Team. After hearing about the previous success from the veteran members, I gained an interest in joining the team. I aim to familiarize myself with robotics and the building process, all while developing skills in collaboration and team building. My hobbies include playing clarinet, piano; gaming; and streetwear. I am excited for all I will learn this season and hope this experience will help guide my future.

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