Members of the local robotics club “Team Reboot” used the recent CID owners’ meeting as an opportunity to introduce the robot they created. Using warehouse space in the CID donated by Shaheen and Company, “Team Reboot” is part of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) contest for high school students.
“Team Reboot” entered their district competition in Dalton on March 9 and earned a ranking of 15th in the state, which moved them on to another event in Albany where they took second place out of 38 teams. Their success in that contest has allowed the team to advance to a statewide contest at the University of Georgia in early April, and then the nationwide competition in Houston, Texas later this year. Coach Deneise Turner said the team hopes to compete at a level beyond national.
“If we’re successful in Houston, we would advance to the world competition, and this would be the third time we’ve done that,” Turner said. “The kids are always excited to cooperate with each other while competing with other teams.”
CID property owners are stepping up their assistance to the team. In addition to the space donated by Shaheen, CID member Sam’s Club pledged supplies, and CID member Brett Irwin offered to assist with the team’s transportation costs to Houston.
“All of the members who saw the demonstration were very excited by these young kids learning about team-building and technology in our district,” said CID President Emory Morsberger. “‘Team Reboot’ is just one more example of how our 1970’s era industrial park is transforming into a high-tech and biotech center.”
To support our Team Reboot please contact Coach Deneise Turner at 404-917-7970 or firstname.lastname@example.org