In a stunning achievement, Regional # 7′s Robotics team, NRG 4055, has won the ‘Rookie All-Star’ Award at this weekend’s FIRST regional competition in Hartford! This means the team has won an invitation to the FIRST championship to be held in St. Louis at the end of April. Following is a press release from Tom and Christian Goddu regarding the NRG’s win. Tom is a parent mentor while Christian is a student member of the NRG team:
Northwestern’s Regional #7’s FIRST Robotics team 4055 ‘NRG’ has won the ‘Rookie All-Star’ award and is headed to St. Louis and DC!
The NRG 4055 team, which is sponsored by ALCOA and JCPenney, placed 22nd out of 64 teams at the First Northeast Utilities Hartford Regional competition which ended yesterday, Saturday, March 31. By winning the ‘Rookie All-Star’ award, the team has secured a berth in the FIRST championship in St. Louis in April. Additionally, the team met Senator Richard Blumenthal and received an invitation to breakfast with the Senator in Washington, DC, details to be arranged.
The team now has to kick into an even higher gear to raise funds for the trips, and is hosting a Benefit Blast at the High School on April 14th. For more information on NRG 4055, the Benefit Blast, and how to contribute directly to help send the team to the championship in St. Louis, visit the NRG 4055 website.
The team wishes to thank all their sponsors, contributors, their families and the Region 7 School District for all the support they have received. Go Gearheads!
Video Of NRG 4055 Team At The Regionals In Hartford
Several videos have been posted on YouTube showing the NRG 4055 team at the regionals in Hartford. The following is a video segment with the announcement of the team winning the ‘Rookie All-Star’ award:
Help The Team Get To St. Louis & DC
The Robotics team worked REALLY hard to win the ‘Rookie All-Star’ award and now it’s up to us all to make sure that they have the money to get to St. Louis and Washington DC. Please contribute to this amazing group of kids and their mentors:
- Donate directly to the team using the Donate button in the upper right-hand corner of the NRG 4055 website;
- Mail your check to: RSD#7 (write ‘Robotics’ in the memo), 100 Battistoni Drive, Winsted CT 06098;
- Donate items for the raffles and/or the silent auction at the ‘Benefit Blast’;
- Buy tickets to the ‘Benefit Blast’ and enjoy a great party while contributing to the team.
For more information, check out the NRG 4055 website.
Show your support of these wonderful group of kids by giving generously to help fund the next step in their incredible journey as the ‘Rookie All-Stars’!