Mission Robo Rangers and Hurricane Harvey STEM

McAllen, Texas – During a special visit from the FIRST in Texas Foundation CEO, Christine Pollei, the Mission ISD FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) 5960 team leadership was presented a special “Award of Excellence for Community Service”. Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) such as these help students of all ages to create and grow skills in critical thinking, public relations and team building.

This award was the first of its kind since FIRST-RGV had been founded

award issued to roborangers

Award issued to RoboRangers

just three years ago. FIRST-RGV CEO Jason Arms said, “I was looking through Facebook and I saw that this team had collected supplies and then delivered them to victims of Hurricane Harvey”… “That is something as a community based organization we must take note of and strongly encourage”, Arms added.

PIc of room

Advisory Group – and FIRST in Texas

Based on the outstanding, self initiated activity, this team received a modest plaque from the executive today, but all in the room emphasized the importance of teams doing these sort of things. This is what the Rio Grande Valley is known for, said one of the attendees.

From FIRST and all of us at FIRST-RGV… keep up doing amazing things for our kids and our community Robo Rangers! You all are amazing!

Special Thanks:

McAllen ISD
Mission ISD
Pharr ISD
Harlingen ISD
Sharyland ISD

and the coaches from Robo Rangers FRC 5960 for being at this important meeting.