FRC Team

Congratulations FRC Team!
Posted on 03/25/2019

This past weekend our FRC Team proved again to be wonderful ambassadors of the school and representative of the culture we cultivate in the halls of PHS. In addition to competing with the robot at such a high level as to make it to the finals (securing a second-place finish), the team was recognized with a number of awards, and will return home with some nice hardware for the main office and more banners for the library.

 

One such recognition we were delighted to receive was the 'Volunteer of the Year' award, which we have only ever seen presented to individuals who have gone above and beyond to facilitate the organization and orchestration of these kinds of events. The head of the RI District Event Committee presented the award saying, "Without this team aiding us in all we do, the past 6 years would have been much more difficult."

 

The team also took home the Imagery Award, descried by FIRST as follows:

"In honor of Jack Kamen, Dean’s father, for his dedication to art and illustration and his devotion to FIRST. This award celebrates attractiveness in engineering and outstanding visual aesthetic integration of machine and team appearance."

 

One of our Juniors, Nick Bottone, was a District Semifinalist for the Dean's List Award in recognition of his "passion for and effectiveness at attaining FIRST ideals." Be sure to congratulate him if you see him in class or in passing tomorrow.

Finally, one of our alums, and a lead mentor of our team, Kyle Corry, was the recipient of the Woody Flowers Award, which is "Presented to an outstanding Mentor in the robotics competition who best leads, inspires, teaches, and empowers their team using excellent communication skills."

In addition to the formal recognition, we fielded many compliments of our students' behavior and demeanor all weekend from judges, even staff, other volunteers, and fellow teams. If you want to see some action-shots, be sure to check out our different social media: https://www.instagram.com/gongoliers5112/

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Lastly, we thank everyone who helps make this possible, including all faculty for allowing our team members to take the day of school on Friday, where they set up for the RI District Event at Bryant University. We also want to recognize and thank all the custodial staff, who put up with our late nights and weekends all season long and provide the transportation of our equipment to-and-from events. Thank You.

 

If anyone seems sleepy these next few days, it's because they were having the hardest fun they'll ever have, from 9:30am - 9:00pm on Friday, 7:30am - 8:00pm on Saturday, and 7:30am - 5:00pm Sunday.  

 

 

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