Kell Robotics earns their seventh FIRST Robotics Regional Chairman's Award

Kennesaw, GA, April 4, 2015 — The Kell High School Robotics Team earns a major award at the FIRST® Smoky Mountains Robotics Competition at the Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was started by accomplished inventor Dean Kamen in 1989 to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. The team earned the FIRST Regional Chairman’s Award for their work in promoting and encouraging STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education. The Chairman’s Award represents the spirit of FIRST. It honors the team that, in the judges’ estimation, best represents a model for other teams to emulate, and which embodies the goals and purpose of FIRST. It remains FIRST’s most prestigious award. This is the Kell team’s seventh FIRST Regional Chairman’s Award. The team competed against teams from Canada, Brasil, and nine states in the United States. The team now advances to the FIRST Robotics Championship in St. Louis Missouri. They will compete for the Championship Chairman’s Award. The team that earns this award in St. Louis will enter the FIRST Hall of Fame. For more information about Kell Robotics, visit: ### About The Kell High School Robotics Team The Kell High School Robotics Team is an extracurricular activity partnered with the Carlton J. Kell High School in Marietta Georgia. This program complements the school’s missions by creating hands on opportunities to motivate and educate students. The team’s mission is to create a culture where studying, participating, and achieving accomplishments in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) activities are celebrated. About FIRST® Accomplished inventor Dean Kamen founded FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in 1989 to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. Based in Manchester, N.H., FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs to build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, and engineering. With support from three out of every five Fortune 500 companies and $14.7 million in college scholarships, the not-for-profit organization hosts the FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) and FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) for high-school students, FIRST®LEGO® League (FLL®) for 9 to 14-year-olds (9 to 16-year-olds outside the U.S. and Canada), and Junior FIRST®LEGO® League (Jr.FLL™) for 6 to 9-year-olds. Gracious Professionalism™ is a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community. To learn more about FIRST, go to FIRST ®the FIRST logo, FTC®, FRC®, FLL® are registered trademarks, of the United States Foundation For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST). JrFLL™ is a trademark of FIRST. LEGO® is a registered trademark of The LEGO Group.




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