North Brunswick District Recap: Chairman’s Award!

The MidKnight Inventors had an impressive weekend at North Brunswick’s District Competition!

After some new robot modifications this week, MKI: X ended the qualification matches ranked at 15th and were drafted to the 5th alliance, captained by our friends at Powercord 869! (Fun fact: Powercord is also a United Therapeutics sponsored team!) Our second selection was the rookie team from STEMcivics Charter School, 5666 – Purple Lightning! They are familiar faces to us, since they spent quite a few weekends with us during the build season. The Power-MidKnight-Lightning Alliance had a fantastic set of matches, finishing as Semifinalists!

Our day, however, was not yet at an end. The MidKnight Inventors were recognized yet again for their outreach & education programs – this time with the Chairman’s Award! The Chairman’s Award is the most prestigious honor bestowed at FIRST events, and we are now eligible to compete at the Mid-Atlantic Region Championship, April 10-12 at Lehigh University.

We are so proud of all the efforts our students have put in – with over 6,000 hours in this season alone dedicated to FIRST team support, local & global outreach, and the constant push for community & school STEM support, MidKnight Inventors have certainly worked hard to earn this award.

If you would like to read our submission, you may do so here.