This week's shout out comes from Peter Himmelman of the Shelburne Rebels FLL Challenge and Robofest teams. Peter has been a dedicated long term coach to both teams. He received the Robofest Outstanding Coach Award at the 2019 Robot Programming Competitions for his commitment to youth in robotics. That same year, the Robofest Shelburne Rebels team attended the World Championship in Michigan, US.
Peter's Shout Out:
"The Shelburne Rebels have been involved with the First Lego League and Acadia Robotics since the 2008 Climate Connections season. As a coach and a parent, having had my four children on the team at some point, I have appreciated the program’s ability to foster the development of lateral thinking skills, creativity, patience and perseverance.
A high point of our team’s experience was during the 2018-19 season when our Senior High team, made up of FLL veterans, finished third in the Acadia Robotics Robofest Senior Challenge and was able to take part in the Robofest World Championships in Detroit, Michigan. Every year in junior high, this particular group of students would start out by planning what they would do when (not if) they made it past the Acadia challenge. It was particularly rewarding to be with them when they finally achieved their goal."
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