On Saturday, March 4, 2017, the Academy for the Arts, Science, and Technology’s (AAST) Aluminum Assault Team #1287 comprised of pre-engineering students, competed in the Regional FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). The team placed 2ndoverall after a nail-biting loss in the last minute of the final match of the tournament. The team rallied after this loss and beamed with pride after being named the recipient of the FRC “Gracious Professionalism” award for AAST sponsors and team members helping many other district and neighboring teams with coding and robot -building expertise advice.
You may be wondering how AAST earned the right to the FIRST World Championship. At the culmination of the Palmetto Regional FIRST awards ceremony, AAST was announced as earning a “Wild Card” bid to advance to the World Championship due to their overall high ranking at the end of the tournament.
The team is asking for monetary donations so that they can continue their quest to win the FIRST World Championship in Houston, Texas on April 18-23, 2017. The team needs your help to raise $30,000.00 by April 14th in order to meet this goal.
Please consider making a donation towards their goal, and any amount of support is greatly appreciated. Your tax-deductible contributions will help provide transportation and lodging for the team. Click this link to donate www.mypaymentsplus.com. When registering for an account, just make sure to choose Horry County School District, and choose the “I am a guest” option. Checks may be mailed to the address above, please make out your check to AAST with “AAST Robotics” in the memo line. If you want to make an anonymous donation, please note on your check. We appreciate any amount you or your business can contribute to our team. To learn more about FIRST Robotics Competition and follow our team visit www.usfirst.org.
Thank you for your support!