Even during #StayAtHome, the LigerBots‘ work and achievements continue. In a New England FIRST live stream held last week, it was announced that Newton’s dual-high-school robotics team won the FIRST Robotics Competition Chairman’s Award for the Greater Boston District Competition. The Chairman’s Award is FIRST’s highest award and celebrates the team that best exemplifies the ideals of FIRST. The video presentation of the LigerBots’ award cited the team’s extensive outreach programs, including Women in STEM Day, hosting two FIRST LEGO League competitions for Eastern Massachusetts, and project-based learning initiatives. Winning the Chairman’s award gives the team automatic qualification for the New England District Championship, which unfortunately had to be canceled this year. Nevertheless, the LigerBots’ achievements remain renowned.
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