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Garrett County Team Wins Top Award at World Robotics Championship

April 24th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The Garrett County Robotics Coalition Team has won the Top Award at the FIRST Robotics World Championship held this weekend in Houston, Texas.

More than 3,200 FIRST Robotics Competition teams competed during the 2022 season, with 454 teams advancing to Championship.  

Team 1629, Garrett Coalition (GaCo), Accident, Md. won the Chairman’s Award, the highest honor given at the FIRST Robotics Competition Championship, recognizing the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST. Team 1511, Rolling Thunder, Penfield, N.Y.; Team 2438, 'Iobotics, Honolulu, Hawaii; Team 2468, Team Appreciate, Austin, Texas; Team 642, 4th Dimension. Bornova, Turkey; and Team 6652, Tigres, Monterrey, Mexico, were Chairman’s Award Finalists

FIRST Championship, the world’s largest celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for students, celebrated the conclusion of the 2021-2022 robotics  season, FIRST® FORWARDSM presented by Qualcomm. Inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #9, the FIRST FORWARD theme challenged students to think about overcoming transportation challenges and empowered them to develop the technological innovations that drive our society forward.