HW Venture holds Prova Design Launch

Jonathan Damico ’19 and Cameron Schiller ’19 held a launch party for their startup company, Prova Backpacks, to deliver pre-ordered bags to students Dec. 7. Schiller said that though selling commercial products at school can be difficult as there are rules that restrict on-campus sales, he and Damico were still able to use the school […]

Prova-iding the best: Seniors launch company

Prova-iding the best: Seniors launch company

After nearly two years of preparation, Jonathan Damico ’19 and Cameron Schiller ’19 launched Prova Design Backpacks, a start-up company that manufactures redesigned versions of the traditional school bag. “We’re really happy with the success of our Kickstarter,” Schiller said. “It’s insane. Within the first day we raised $26,000, which is mind-boggling for us. Our […]

Cameron Schiller ’18 drives towards another robotics championship

Cameron Schiller ’18 drives towards another robotics championship

Cameron Schiller ’18 spends two hours everyday after school, countless weekends and breaks working on his robot with his teammates. He designs, builds and drives his seven-foot-tall creations, hoping for another win on April 20-23 at the next VEX Robotics World Championship. Having competed in robotics for five years, he began on his brother’s team at St. Francis High […]

Roboticist Cameron Schiller ’18 races towards his dream

Roboticist Cameron Schiller ’18 races towards his dream

Cameron Schiller ’18 approached the garage door, took a deep breath, and opened it slowly with his heart accelerating. Inside, there were no cars, no old boxes, no ordinary household objects at all. Instead, the ground, ceiling and walls were filled with infinite amounts of silver. His garage is a lab, where machines are molded […]