Judges Adaptability Award – Team 9442 Robot Royalty – Mt. Sinai
Given to a team whose unique efforts, performance or dynamics merit recognition. This team showed adaptability to overcome challenges to conclude with a solid performance.
Motivate Award – Team 8990 – Mile High Academy Academy Mustangs
This Judged Award celebrates the Team that exemplifies the essence of the FIRST Tech Challenge competition through Team spirit and FIRST Tech Challenge enthusiasm. This Team shows their spirit through costumes and fun outfits, a Team cheer or outstanding spirit, or through their collective efforts to make FIRST known throughout their school or community.
Connect Award – Team 9444 – Forest Lake Academy Tech
The Connect Award is presented to the Team that the Judges’ feel most connected with their local community and the engineering community. The best Team is more than the sum of its parts, and recognizes that their schools and communities play an essential part to their success. The recipient of this Award is recognized for helping the community understand FIRST, the FIRST Tech Challenge, and the Team itself. In addition, the Team that wins this Award is aggressively seeking engineers and exploring the opportunities available in the world of engineering, science and technology.
Think Award – Team 7464 – Sacramento Adventist Academy Capitals
The Think Award is given to the Team that the Judges feel best understood the role of the engineering notebook in the design process. The Engineering Notebook is the key reference for Judges to help them identify the most deserving Team. This Team’s Engineering Notebook focused on the design and build stages of the Team’s robot and exemplified their journey as a team and engineers.
Inspire Award – Team 8909 – Forest Lake Christian School Falcons
The Inspire Award is given to the Team that the Judges felt truly embodied the ‘challenge’ of the FTC program. This Team serves as an inspiration to what this program, and the young minds involved, can accomplish. The Team that receives this Award has performed well in all Judging categories and was chosen by the Judges as a model FIRST Tech Challenge Team. The Judges used Match performance, observations made during interviews and in the pit area, the Team’s Engineering Notebook, and performance on the playing field in determining the winner.
Matches and scores will be posted soon.