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Allegany High School Student Earns Award at Robotics Competition

March 6th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Nathan Bruck, junior at Allegany High School, is a member of the school’s robotics team and was recently honored with the FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Dean’s List Award.  The award, named after FIRST’s founder, Dean Kamen, is the highest honor an individual on a robotics team can earn and is given to a robotics team member that exemplifies great leadership for the team and its community.  Nathan is one of only two students in the state of Maryland to have received this award. FIRST is a non-profit charity that designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math while building self-confidence, knowledge and life skills.  FIRST organizes robotics tournaments around the world, and states throughout the U.S. hold qualifying tournaments to see which teams will have the opportunity to ultimately advance to the world championship. During one such qualifying tournament held at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, on January 10th, Nathan was selected to represent Maryland.  He will now participate in the world championship tournament April 22-25, 2015, in St. Louis, MO.  For more information on FIRST, visit www.usfirst.org.   

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