Robotics Team 2901 heading to State Championship
Robotics Team 2901 Purple Gears was on the winning alliance during a recent First Tech Challenge qualifying event. They will compete in the State Championship at Southern Guilford High School in Greensboro on Feb. 18.
The team took home the Think Award and earned second place in the Inspire Award.
The Think Award is given to the team that best reflects on their journey as they experienced the engineering design process during the build season. Teams must submit an engineering portfolio focusing on the build and design stages.
The Inspire Award is given to the team that best embodies the ‘challenge’ of the FIRST Tech Challenge program. The team that receives this award is a strong ambassador for FIRST programs and a role model team.
Coach John Toebes wins the Compass Award
The Compass Award recognizes an adult coach who has given outstanding guidance and support to a team throughout the year and demonstrates to the team what it means to be a gracious professional.
Toebes has been an active coach and mentor since the inception of the Gibbons Robotics program nearly 15 years ago.