Three Etowah High School students are part of a team that earned the 8th Regional District Chairman’s Award at the FIRST Robotics Competition and advanced to International competition.
Etowah High’s Joshua Minter, Noah Minter and Gwenevere Wrye, along with a group of Cobb County high school students, make up the team that recently won the Chairman’s Award, which is considered the most important and highest-ranking award in FIRST. As a result, they advanced to the International Championship Chairman’s Award, which was held this part weekend in St. Louis.
In addition to competing at the international event held this past weekend, the students also made a presentation. The team will be presenting at a conference in Washington, D.C. in June, and in Memphis this summer as well.
This success was the culmination of eight years of progressive improvement and work in advancing STEM education and represents tens of thousands of hours of work by students and mentors, according to Ed Barker, Assistant Director of Advanced Computing Services, Research Technology and High Performance Computing at Kennesaw State University, a team coach and mentor.
The Etowah HS students will be recognized by the Cherokee County Superintendent of Schools and School Board at the May 5 School Board meeting.