Durham, NC - First Flight Ventures
Today we kicked off our season with an informational meeting for students and parents. Student leaders walked us through what to expect for the season and talked about ways to go out into our community and exemplify FIRST Robotics. We are coming off an amazing Rookie Season and have much for which we can be proud.
That being said, we have our eye on the Chairman's Award. The Chairman's Award is the most prestigious award a team can win within the FIRST Universe. We know that striving to achieve everything needed to win this award will make us all better FIRST Ambassadors and will make our team and community stronger.
We collected team dues, took individual photos of team members for our roster and enjoyed delicious goodies donated to our event by Mr and Mrs Zafar Khan. After the informational meeting, students got to try their hand at driving radio-controlled vehicles. It's harder than it looks.
Tomorrow, November 16 we will begin moving into our space at the Kramden Institute. We are very grateful for our partnership with Kramden. We will be able to conduct engineering/STEM education there for the public and build our robot there as well. Since 2013, we have donated over 230 computers to Kramden through our GHHS Computer Drive.
Everyone got fired up about our upcoming events including a Spirit Day at Jersey Mikes on High House Road. Eat at Jersey Mikes on Sunday, December 7 and mention Green Hope Robotics and we will earn 10% of the proceeds from the sale. From 12-2, our team robot will be on hand for a demonstration. It's win-win for everyone! Good food and a donation to the team. Thanks to Jersey Mike's for all their support to our team.
We also shared information about the FIRST Kick-Off Event on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at ECU (Eastern Carolina University). If you are a new member to the team, you don't want to miss this fun-filled event that really gives you a flavor for the FIRST Robotics experience.
The Marketing Team reported that Campbell University has graciously agreed to make a donation to our team at the Bronze Level. We are also lucky to have received a large donation from Cisco because of the many, many hours of volunteer time by Mr. Amir Maleki. We also have received very generous donations from our team's first Gold Sponsors, Mr. and Mrs. Khan, including new tools and cash donations We are off to a great start. Let's keep the momentum going.
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