Pelham - Windham News 6 - May 6, 2011
Black Eyed Peas Perform at Halftime Show: Varsity Sports for the Mind
submitted by Lisa Haswell How many high school varsity sports do you know of that have the Black Eyed Peas play at halftime? US FIRST hosted its 20th championship games in St. Louis, MO, and Windham Windup was invited. By securing the Rookie All-Star Award at the Granite State Regionals in March, the team from Windham High School was honored to travel to St. Louis to participate with over 350 teams from 17 countries in the Edward Jones Dome and America’s Center. Adding to the excitement was the addition of two new members of US FIRST: will.i.am
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concert by the Black Eyed Peas added to the excitement. Members of FIRST Robotics Team 3467 Windham Windup worked from 7 a.m. to past 9 p.m. every day, fine-tuning the robot, meeting
other teams to form alliances, as well as actually competing. They had great success, being one of the few robots that had 100-percent success deploying their mini-bot. With the end of 2011 build season, the team has now turned its efforts to intensive fundraising, rebuilding the robotic arm, Website development, animation, and recruiting for next year’s team. “It’s very exciting,” said Principal Tom Murphy, who described the team as “an
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