Blackshirts News · CORE 2062 Wins Prestigious Award and Heads To Championships

The Waukesha School District High School Robotics Team “CORE 2062″(Community of Robotics Engineers) had an incredible weekend!

This past weekend the team was awarded the prestigious Regional Chairman’s Award at the Midwest FIRST Robotics Competition held in Chicago, IL.  This award recognizes a top team’s accomplishments over a five year period.  Many criteria were taken into account, such as STEM outreach events, community involvement and our top notch safety program.

The description of the award from FIRST is:

“The Chairman’s Award is the most prestigious award at FIRST, it honors the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the mission of FIRST. It was created to keep the central focus of FIRST Robotics Competition on the ultimate goal of transforming the culture in ways that will inspire greater levels of respect and honor for science and technology, as well as encouraging more of today’s youth to become science and technology leaders.”
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The team (now in its 13th year) has worked hard over its entire history promoting the FIRST program and our team at many outreach events in both the school district and the community.  All of the mentors on the team are extremely proud of all of the students we have, and we are impressed by all that they have accomplished through their hard work and dedication.

With this award, the team has been invited to compete at the FIRST Championship – Detroit, April 24th-27th in Detroit Michigan! We are excited to continue to watch them excel!

Way to go CORE 2062!

CREDITS: Special thanks to CORE 2062 Lead Mentor, Brian Farrell, for sharing this story and photo with us.