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Dillard High Wins First Place at Georgia FIRST Peachtree Regional Robotic Competition

Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Congratulations to the Dillard High School Sigmac@t robotic team on their second consecutive first place win at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) 2015 Peachtree Regional Robotic Competition, held in Atlanta, Georgia. The team placed first after defeating 64 teams from around the country.
“We’re so incredibly proud of the Sigmac@t's for their competitive spirit and hard work. This a big win for our school, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for this team,” said Principal Casandra Robinson, Dillard High School.
Dillard High, along with and its corporate sponsors Motorola Solutions, and Florida Power & Light, are pleased to announce that the Sigmac@t's will be competing at the FIRST World Robotic's Championship Competition event in St. Louis, Missouri, April 22-25, 2015.
Its mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. FIRST participation is proven to encourage students to pursue education and careers in STEM-related fields, inspire them to become leaders and innovators, and enhance their 21st century work-life skills. Read more on the main usfirst.org site.
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