Wheeler High School’s robotics team The CircuitRunners performed flawlessly on Saturday, March 14 at the US FIRST FRC Peachtree Regional Championship, reaching the semifinals of the competition.
The combination of Robot Performance and overall team effort throughout the competition as well as the community earned the team the 2nd Highest Overall Award for the championship, The Engineering Inspiration Award. This award recognizes that inspiring others to respect science and technology requires passion, knowledge and commitment. FIRST celebrates these qualities by presenting the Engineering Inspiration Award. This award celebrates a team’s outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering and engineers, both within their school, as well as their community.
The judges were highly complimentary of Wheeler’s program.
“This team demonstrates all of the qualities of an organization that truly values technology and understands the need to drive young adults into technical and engineering programs after high school. Through community outreach and mentoring programs they run a circuit that keeps talent coming into their team and helps them continue education in engineering after graduation. This year they continued their streak by painting the sky green.”
This award and the robot’s performance earned the CircuitRunners a trip to the INTERNATIONAL US FIRST FRC CHAMPIONSHIPS, to be held in the Georgia Dome April 16 -18.