Meet your 2017-2018 GeorgiaFIRST State Officers!


From left to right: Danielle Newman, Hallie Richardson, Selina Nie, Ronnie Walker


Danielle Newman, Co-President

Danielle Newman serves as Co-President for the 2017-2018 Georgia FIRST CTSO. She is currently a Senior at Kennesaw Mountain High School and Executive Director of FRC team 1311, Kell Robotics. Danielle was first introduced to robotics through her Girl Scout experience and participated in FLL for three years. She became a member of Kell Robotics in 2014 and has since participated in four build seasons. Danielle has been involved in the chairman’s team for four years and held the position of Director of Operations for two years. Outside of robotics, Danielle has participated in four years of math team and twelve years of Girl Scouts. She is fully committed to setting up the new Georgia FIRST CTSO program with her fellow state officers.


Selina Nie, Co-President

Selina Nie serves as Co-President for the 2017-2018 Georgia FIRST CTSO. She is a senior in the STEM Academy at Walton High School and has served multiple leadership roles on Walton Robotics, Team 2974, as Communication and Marketing Strategy Director, STEM Missions Director, Outreach Director, and Drive Team Coach. Selina is the founder and program director of GirlsFIRST Junior. With the mission to increase awareness of STEM to middle school girls, this organization provides STEM education through hands-on experiences that teach the scientific process and the importance of collaboration. She is dedicated to implementing the structure of FIRST pathways that will benefit students in Georgia and promote STEM education and legislation in the community.


Hallie Richardson, Secretary

Hallie Richardson serves as Secretary for the 2017-2018 Georgia FIRST CTSO. She is currently a senior at Columbus High School and is on the leadership team of FRC team 4188, Columbus Space Program. Hallie has always loved the arts and technology and was introduced to FIRST robotics in 2007. Ever since, she has been team leads of FLL teams in elementary and middle school and has grown to mentor countless FLL teams currently. She joined her team in 2014 as an eighth grader and has been involved with the program since 2009. Hallie was electrical lead as well as digital media lead, co-business lead, and a lead welder on her team last year. Outside of robotics, she loves to dance, act and sing at the state theatre of Georgia, the Springer Opera House. She is overjoyed to be working with her amazing fellow CTSO state officers and can’t wait to see what they all accomplish together.


Ronnie Walker, Historian

Ronnie Walker serves as Historian for the 2017-2018 Georgia FIRST CTSO. He lives in Dalton and is currently a Junior at Southeast Whitfield High School. His first experience with robotics was in his freshman when his sister persuaded him to join the newly formed FRC team at the local career academy. He is a member of the fabrication group and is the Head of Awards for his team. Outside of robotics, he volunteers in his school and community through a school Leadership class. He is devoted to his position as Historian and creating a foundation for Georgia FIRST as a CTSO with his fellow officers.