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Congratulations to the Harlem Knights FIRST Robotics Team 1660!


March 8th-9th 2013, at the Jacob Javits Center, the Harlem Knights were able to compete as Finalists at the NYC Regional, and win the NYC FIRST Chairman’s Award, earning a spot in the World Championships in St. Louis in April 24-27, 2013.

The Chairman’s Award was created to keep the central focus of the FIRST Robotics Competition as our ultimate goal for transforming the culture in ways that will inspire greater levels of respect and honor for science and technology, as well as encourage more of today’s youth to become scientists, engineers, and technologists.The Chairman’s Award represents the spirit of FIRST. It honors the team that, in the judges’ estimation, best represents a model for other teams to emulate, and which embodies the goals and purpose of FIRST. It remains FIRST’s most prestigious award.The Chairman’s Award recognizes sustained excellence and impact.


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