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Achievements

Every day, we are about growing students for a successful future.  With that, we are proud of the various achievements they have garnered over the years (thanks for the guidance, Mentors!):

2017
  1. Winner, Colorado Regional Competition:  Celebrates the alliance that wins the final match of the competition (won in partnership with teams 1011 (CRUSH) and 3648 (Sparta Robotica).
  2. Excellence in Engineering Award:  This award celebrates an elegant and advantageous machine feature.
  3. Regional Finalist, Utah Regional Competition:  This award celebrates the alliance that makes it to the final match of the competition (in partnership with teams 662 (Rocky Mountain Robotics) and 1339 (Angelbotics).
  4. Engineering Inspiration Award:  This award celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team’s school and community.
2016
  1. Winner, Colorado Regional Competition:  Celebrates the alliance that wins the final match of the competition (won in partnership with teams 1011 (CRUSH) and 4550 (Something's Bruin).
  2. Regional Chairman's Award:  Honors the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST.
  3. Woodie Flowers Finalist Award:  This award is presented to an outstanding Mentor in the robotics competition who best leads, inspires, and empowers their team using excellent communication skills.
  4. Innovation in Controls Award:  This award celebrates an innovative control system or application of control components (electrical, mechanical or software) to provide unique machine functions.
  5. Quality Award (FIRST Championship):   This award celebrates machine robustness in concept and fabrication.
2015
  1. Winner, Utah Regional Competition:  Celebrates the alliance that wins the final match of the competition (won in partnership with teams 624 (CRyptonite) and 4334 (Alberta Tech Alliance).
  2. Winner, Colorado Regional Competition:  Celebrates the alliance that wins the final match of the competition (won in partnership with teams 1730 (Team Driven) and 4593 (Rapid Acceleration).
  3. Industrial Design Award:  This award celebrates form and function in an efficiently designed machine that effectively addresses the game challenge.
  4. Innovation in Controls Award:  This award celebrates an innovative control system or application of control components (electrical, mechanical or software) to provide unique machine functions.
  5. Excellence in Engineering Award (FIRST Championship):  This award celebrates an elegant and advantageous machine feature.
  6. Volunteer of the Year Award (St. Vrain Valley School District):  This award celebrates the volunteers who go above and beyond in actively supporting the school district to better serve students.
2014
  1. Quality Award:  This award celebrates machine robustness in concept and fabrication.
  2. Creativity Award:  This award celebrates creativity in design, use of component, or strategy of play.
  3. Woodie Flowers Finalist Award:  This award is presented to an outstanding Mentor in the robotics competition who best leads, inspires, and empowers their team using excellent communication skills.
2013
  1. Innovation in Controls Award:  This award celebrates an innovative control system or application of control components (electrical, mechanical or software) to provide unique machine functions.
  2. Quality Award:  This award celebrates machine robustness in concept and fabrication.
2012
  1. Innovation in Controls Award:  This award celebrates an innovative control system or application of control components (electrical, mechanical or software) to provide unique machine functions.
2011
  1. Regional Finalist Award:  This award celebrates the alliance that makes it to the final match of the competition.
  2. Engineering Excellence Award:  This award celebrates an elegant and advantageous machine feature that recognizes any aspect of engineering excellence and innovation in the real world. This includes, but is not limited to: design, wiring methods, material selection, programming techniques, and unique machine attributes. The criteria for this award are based on the team’s ability to concisely describe verbally, as well as demonstrate, this chosen machine feature.
2010
  1. Regional Finalist Award:  This award celebrates the alliance that makes it to the final match of the competition.
  2. Engineering Excellence Award:  This award celebrates an elegant and advantageous machine feature that recognizes any aspect of engineering excellence and innovation in the real world. This includes, but is not limited to: design, wiring methods, material selection, programming techniques, and unique machine attributes. The criteria for this award are based on the team’s ability to concisely describe verbally, as well as demonstrate, this chosen machine feature.
2009
  1. Driving Tomorrow's Technology Award:  This award celebrates an elegant and advantageous machine feature. This award recognizes any aspect of engineering elegance including, but not limited to: design, wiring methods, material selection, programming techniques, and unique machine attributes. The criteria for this award are based on the team’s ability to concisely describe verbally, as well as demonstrate, this chosen machine feature.
  2. Quality Award:  This award celebrates machine robustness in concept and fabrication.
2008
:(  We still had a great year!

2007
  1. Quality Award:  This award celebrates machine robustness in concept and fabrication.
2006
  1. Sportsmanship Award:  This award celebrates outstanding sportsmanship and continuous gracious professionalism in the heat of competition, both on and off the playing field.
2005
  1. Creativity Award:  This award celebrates creative design, use of a component, or a creative or unique strategy of play
  2. Engineering Inspiration Award:  This award celebrates a team’s outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering and engineers, both within their school as well as their community. Criteria include: the extent and inventiveness of the team’s efforts to recruit students to engineering, the extent and effectiveness of the team’s community outreach efforts, and the measurable success of those efforts. This is the second highest team award FIRST bestows.