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LigerBots Excel in the 1st Competition of the Season!
Posted on Sunday, March 15th, 2015 at 06:41 PM by Ilias
Chairman's Award

This weekend at UMass Dartmouth, the Newton LigerBots, FIRST Robotics Team 2877, turned in an excellent performance in their first district meet of the 2015 Robotics Competition season.  The team made it all the way to semifinals in this year’s “Recycle Rush” game, with their alliance finishing third in the tournament. They also won the coveted District Chairman's Award, an award celebrating FIRST teams’ efforts to spread interest in STEM in their community. The accolade also automatically advances the team and the robot to compete in the upcoming District Championship to be held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on April 9-11, for the chance to qualify for the FIRST World Championships later this spring.

Also at UMass Dartmouth, three members of the team were nominated for and advanced in the competition for individual awards. Congratulations to head coach Charles Hurwitz for advancing to the district championship level for the Woodie Flowers Award for FIRST team mentor achievement, and to Max Tepermeister and Ilias Vamvakas for advancing to the district championship level for the Dean’s List Award for FIRST team member achievement.

Currently, the LigerBots are ranked 44 of 175 teams in New England, with one qualifying tournament yet to be played at Northeastern University, on March 27-28. Come down to Northeastern or WPI to cheer the LigerBots on.


Breakfast at Whole Foods
Posted on Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 09:54 PM by Paul

On the morn of  Saturday January the  31st,  the LigerBots organized a morning breakfast celebration, at the Whole Foods located  in Four Corners, from 9 to 11 AM. Thank you for enjoying pancakes, bagels and other breakfast foods, and supporting LigerBots. We raised over $500.


See the Recycle Rush score calculator!
Posted on Monday, January 12th, 2015 at 10:57 PM by Charles

One of our mentors has created a cool website for calculating the score in Recycle Rush: http://recyclerush.org/calculator.html


LigerBlog Is Here
Posted on Sunday, January 11th, 2015 at 08:17 PM by Ilias

LigerBlog is here! It is available at the tab above.


Whole Foods Fundraiser
Posted on Monday, December 29th, 2014 at 11:43 PM by Ilias

Support Newton's award winning high school robotics team!!!!!


          Last year, LigerBots was ranked 8th in New England and advanced to the world championships in St. Louis. However, competition is a costly undertaking; on any given year, competing in the qualifiers alone costs the team around $20,000.00 between build costs and competition fees. Last year our costs were close to triple that amount, due to travel and added competition fees. Due to our high cost of operation, we count on support from our community in order for the team to continue operation. Throughout the entire month of January, the team will be having a fundraiser at Whole Foods Market on Walnut St. (916 Walnut Street, Newtonville, MA 02461). Our goal for this fundraiser is to raise $1,000.00 by the end of the month. Members of the team will be present at Whole Foods after school and on weekends to talk about the team, and about FIRST. Donation coupons of varying amounts will be available for purchase at checkout. 

Check in periodically for updates on the fundraiser, updates on the team, as well as answers to frequently asked questions.

Thank you for your support.


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