FARMINGDALE — Hall-Dale High School’s REM Delta Prime Robotics Team won two prestigious awards this competition season for their gracious professionalism, most recently at the Pine Tree District competition in Lewiston, when 40 New England teams competed April 9 and 10 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee. The team also won this award at the Rhode Island District competition which took place in Providence in March.

The Gracious Professionalism Award, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, celebrates outstanding demonstration of FIRST Robotics Core Values such as continuous gracious professionalism working together both on and off the playing field. One team is selected for this award at each competition out of all the teams participating.

Hall-Dale’s team, REM Delta Prime Robotics 4473 is a member of FIRST Robotics Competition, an international high school robotics competition that gives students real-world engineering experience. FIRST Robotics combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology.

Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to “real-world engineering” as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. The team had six weeks to build a robot for this year’s challenge, FIRST STRONGHOLD.

For more information, contact William Fahy, Student PR coordinator for Delta Prime Robotics, at [email protected], or Karen Giles, Lead Mentor at [email protected], or visit

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