Pi-oneer Competition Season Updates

FIRST Mid Atlantic – Montgomery Event

Our team had another great competition! For the second event of the season the Pi-oneers competed at Montgomery High School March 16 and 17. The qualification matches ended with a record of 6 wins, 5 losses, 1 tie and the team was ranked 14 of 36. However, the drive team scored the event high score of 108!

Our team was the first pick chosen by the Captain of Alliance #4 Sisters 1st for playoff matches. Along with Team 7110 Heights Bytes, the alliance did very well, going all the way to finals. They lost in 2 matches but had 3 wins along the way.

See the FIRST Mid Atlantic District rankings here:

FIRST Mid Atlantic – Mt. Olive Event

Our team participated in the first event of the competition season at Mt. Olive High School March 2 – 3. We won the FIRST Mid Atlantic Mt. Olive FIRST Impact Award, the Mt. Olive District Event, and our team member Giulia is a Dean’s List Semifinalist for the District Championship! 

The FIRST Impact Award (formerly the Chairman’s Award) is the most prestigious award at FIRST, it honors the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the mission of FIRST. It was created to keep the central focus of FIRST Robotics Competition on the ultimate goal of transforming the culture in ways that will inspire greater levels of respect and honor for science and technology, as well as encouraging more of today’s youth to become science and technology leaders. 

Our drive team and pit crew worked tirelessly to keep the robot, named Velociraptor, working at it’s best. They achieved a record of 10 – 2 for qualification matches, entering playoffs as the first seed! In playoffs they won 3, lost 1, making it to Finals. Finals was extremely exciting! After an intense round of final matches, where they lost the first match, tied the second, and won the third, they ultimately won the competition! Congratulations to our FMA Mt. Olive Event Winners! As the #1 Alliance Captain, we chose Team 222 the Tunkhannock High School Tigertrons from Pennsylvania, and Team 5438. from St. Peters Prep in Jersey City, NJ. 

This year our team representative for the Dean’s List Award is Giulia DiSalvo. She was interviewed at the Mt. Olive Event and was chosen to continue as a Dean’s List Award District Championship Semifinalist to be interviewed at the FMA District Championship for the opportunity to become a Finalist. A Dean’s List candidate is a great example of student leaders who have led their teams and communities to increased awareness for FIRST and its mission. It is the goal of FIRST that these individuals will continue, post-award, as great leaders, student alumni, and advocates of FIRST.

Congratulations to all our members for these wins! It truly is a team effort.  Every Subdivision works to achieve the team goal of excellence.