Officer Elections

The 2016-2017 Officer Leadership Elections were held on Tuesday May 10th. Below are the candidates listed for each elected position:

President: Mackenzie Glaser
Vice President of FRC: Sana Hafeez, Natalie Luong, Neil Penning, Sumaer Sahney, and Tyler Son
Vice President of VEX: Joel Leonardo
Vice President of Business: Nawar Khan
Vice President of Outreach: Caroline Means
Vice President of Communications: Jane Khampha

Speeches were presented from each candidate and students submitted their votes. Results will be determined in the near future. The newly elected officers and the outgoing officers for the year will be meeting next week to decide the appointed positions. Keep your eyes and ears open for upcoming news!

Car Wash at Piedmont Bank

The Peachtree Ridge Robo Lions will be hosting a car wash on Saturday June 11th in order to raise funds to keep the organization running smoothly. Please come to support your local robotics team and contribute to the technological advances of Team 1261. If you are unable to attend any of these car wash dates, you can also make a donation to the team by visiting our website at prhsrobotics.com and clicking the Donate button. We are a 501(c)3 organization so all of our donations are tax-deductible and immensely appreciated. We hope to see the entire community at our car washes!

Robo Lions at the World Championship

Peachtree Ridge Robo Lions Pounce at World Championships
The Peachtree Ridge Robo Lions Team 1261 based in Suwanee, Georgia were able to qualify for the FIRST Robotics World Championships that took place in St. Louis, Missouri this past week. We were one of just twelve Georgia FRC teams to qualify and made it farther than we have ever done before!
Clawing our way through two days of qualification matches, the Robo Lions placed thirteenth out of seventy-five competing teams within Curie, one of the 8 divisions during FRC Championships. From there, they were chosen to join the 5th seed alliance captain Team 5406 Celt-X from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and their alliance partners Team 3641 Flying Toasters from South Lyon, Michigan. Team 2883 F.R.E.D from Warroad, Minnesota was chosen to be the backup 4th robot on the alliance. The determined trio fought hard only to be stopped short in the semi-final matches, losing by a small margin of first 6 points, then 13 points. Still an incredible feat for our team that has never played in eliminations at Championships before!