April 24, 2018

FIRST Dean’s List Winners at the Championship Level

Georgia FIRST was well represented at the FIRST Championship event in Houston in the Dean’s List category.  In fact, of the 10 championship level awards given out at the event, 3 went to Georgia team members!

Congratulations to:


Natalie Luong – FRC team #1261 – Peachtree Ridge RoboLions

Marcus Morris – FTC team #11857 – Paulding County High School Patriotrons

Ariana Garbers – FTC team #11096 – East Cobb Robotics FTC

About the Dean’s List Award

The Dean’s List Award began in 2010 to celebrate outstanding student leaders whose passion for and effectiveness at attaining FIRST ideals is exemplary. In an effort to recognize the leadership and dedication of the FIRST most outstanding FRC students, the Kamen family sponsors this award for the selected top students.

The students who earn FIRST Dean’s List Award status as a Semi-Finalist, Finalist or Winner, will be great examples of student leaders who have led their teams and communities to increased awareness for FIRST and its mission all the while achieving personal technical expertise and accomplishment. It is the intention of FIRST that they will continue on, post-award, as great leaders of the ever growing FIRST student alumni community and as advocates of FIRST.

Students are nominated by their team mentors. Celebrate your Team’s top 1 or 2 student leaders by nomination them for the FIRST Dean’s List Award. Details available in the Awards Section of the Game Manual.

Criteria for selection of the FIRST Dean’s List shall include, but not be limited to:

  • Demonstrated leadership and commitment to the ideals of FIRST
  • Interest in and passion for a long term commitment to FIRST
  • Overall individual contribution to their team
  • Technical expertise and passion
  • Entrepreneurship and creativity
  • Ability to motivate and lead fellow team members
  • Effectiveness at increasing awareness of FIRST in their school and community