Dean’s List 2015-2016

Team member Kenneth Carmon was chosen as the Deans List Nominee for our team. The Dean’s List is a group of extraordinary kids that display outstanding assistance in their community and in their team. At the Dalton District Event, Kenneth was chosen by judges to compete at the State Championship. Our mentors thought his abiltity to explain the robot to anyone of any age was a special trait. Dean’s List is a very high honor, and Kenneth was extremely happy to receive the nomination. Candidates must enter into a one-on-one judging pannel where they must answer a series of questions about their character, with no outside aid. Kenneth did an excellent job, and our team was ecstatic to hear his name called to move on to State’s.

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Team members congratulating Kenneth as he exists the judging pannel at State Championships

Woodie Flowers 2015-2016

The Woodie Flowers award is presented to an outstanding Mentor in the robotics competition who best leads, inspires, teaches, and empowers their team by using excellent communication skills. Walton Robotics is proud to honor our very own, Frank Jarrell! As our Woodie Flowers nominee, Mr. Jarrell was honored at the state level this year. He is essential part of our team as our lead engineering mentor and we would be lost without him. As one alumni put it, “He’s the best motivator I know. He instills a sense of personal responsibility and makes you take pride in your work.” He is funny, smart, and one of the most inspirational person you will ever meet.

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Mr. Jarrell helping with the inspection of our FRC Stronghold robot

Entrepreneurship Award – Worlds 2014-2015

The Entrepreneurship Award celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit by recognizing a team that has developed the framework for a comprehensive business plan to scope, manage, and achieve team objectives. We earned the entrepreneurship award many times at the local level and at World Championships, making us the first team from Georgia to win an award on the international stage. Thank you to our wonderful awards team for presenting our business plan! 

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Awards Team members Rishi and Jules presenting our business plan to other teams

Chairman’s Award 2014-2015, 2015-2016

The Chairman’s award is the most prestigious award at FIRST; it honors the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST. In 2014-2015, we earned the Chairman’s Award at the Orlando Regional. In 2015-2016, we earned Chairman’s at the Dalton District event and competed at the state championships. This year’s theme was Create. Innovate. Inspire. This has been our tagline for numerous years and we wanted to explain why. You can find the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 Chairman’s videos on our YouTube Page (to access, hover over media and click “videos”).

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2014-2015 Chairman’s Video

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2015-2016 Chairman’s Video