Newton’s Sam Rosenstein is a student at Gann Academy and a member of the school’s FIRST team, Robots and Brain Bots Inc. (R.A.B.B.I.), which competed among 127 other teams from 29 countries in the 2011 FIRST Championship in St. Louis April 28-30. The R.A.B.B.I.s won the FIRST Tech Challenge Inspire Award and will receive an invitation to the White House! Formed just this year, the R.A.B.B.I.s also won the Inspire award at the New York State FIRST Tech Challenge — the second competition they entered.
The Inspire Award is the “most prestigious FIRST Tech Challenge award, given to the team that truly embodies the ‘challenge’ of the FTC program. The winning team is judged as having best represented a role model FTC Team and is a top contender for all other judging categories and a strong competitor on the field.” Congratulations to Sam and his R.A.B.B.I. teammates!