SHS wins F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Chairman’s Award

The Cyber Knights won the Chairman’s Award in Waterbury. From left, Gwen Gorman, Ellie Lefkovich, Brian Petrucci, Nick Rappi, Tyler Brinton, Kyle Barry, and Bailey Kahl.

The Cyber Knights won the Chairman’s Award in Waterbury. From left, Gwen Gorman, Ellie Lefkovich, Brian Petrucci, Nick Rappi, Tyler Brinton, Kyle Barry, and Bailey Kahl.

Southington’s FIRST Robotics Team 195, the CyberKnights, won the Chairman’s Award at this season’s first district event in Waterbury. This prestigious award was created to recognize teams that demonstrate the greatest commitment to spreading passion about science and technology into their communities and schools.

Team 195 was recognized for building partnerships with their community, youth, veterans, other FIRST Teams, alumni, and sponsors. They had an entire sub-team of students and mentors working tirelessly on the submission to this award alone, as it involves a written essay, a video, and a presentation given to the judges at the competition.

This award guarantees Team 195 a spot in the New England District Championship in Worchester, Mass. in April, where they will compete with other Chairman’s Award winners from throughout New England for the opportunity to advance to the World Championship in St. Louis.

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