Walker's robotics team, the Wirecats, competed in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics New England District Hartford Event, held April 5-7 at Hartford High School.
The Wirecats were awarded the Judges Award, given to a team for their unique efforts, performance or dynamics. As described in the official announcement, "Everyone on this team is very enthusiastic about their robot, STEM, and each other. Together they were able to rewrite their school's curriculum. They were able to make robotics count as a sport to allow for more dedicated time. In addition, they will be aiding the school administrative push to give every student the opportunity to learn code."
The team was also awarded the Safety Award, sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories, which celebrates the team that progresses beyond safety fundamentals by using innovative ways to eliminate or protect against hazards while contributing to the enhancement of the culture of safety at FIRST.
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