February 15, 2018— Albany, GA—With only a few weeks until the first GeorgiaFIRST Robotics competition of the season, the Commodore Conyers College and Career Academy (4C Academy) will host a regional practice scrimmage this Saturday, February 17, 2018.
According to GeorgiaFIRST Robotics, “Teams from all over Georgia are invited to test their robots on FIRSTRobotics competition fields, provide and receive technical training in conjunction with other teams, and network with other students and coaches in the FIRST community.” The 4C Academy represents one of four practice locations that offer contestants a full-size field with all field elements, and inspection officials on-site. The other three sites are located in Atlanta, Marietta and Columbus.
Regarding the opportunity to host the scrimmage, 4C Academy team Co-coach and Information Technology Instructor, Darren Hagler, says, “This is an opportunity to showcase the 4C Academy as well as assist other robotics teams from across the region. During the FIRST Robotics annual kick-off event, we hosted teams from as far away as the Savannah area because our location saved them an additional two hours of drive time.”
“However, these competitions represent more than robotics,” continues Mr. Hagler. “Of course, teams must possess IT and engineering skills, but they are also encouraged to demonstrate marketing and management skills by organizing community events and promoting their team.”
One of five GeorgiaFIRST Robotics district competitions will be held at the Albany Civic Center on March 15, 2018. Each robotics team must compete in two district qualifying competitions; scores are combined to determine the top teams that will compete at the State level, then move on to the World competition in Houston, Texas. The district qualifying events are open to the public with more information available at www.georgiafirst.org.
About 4C Academy:
The mission of the Commodore Conyers College & Career Academy is to produce college and career ready graduates with relevant skills and education and exceptional work ethic who can compete and succeed in the real world. Our partners include local business and industry, the Dougherty County School System, Albany Technical College, Albany State University, the Albany/Dougherty Economic Development Commission, and the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce. In addition, we have partnered with the Calhoun, Terrell and Baker County School Systems.