Category Archive: Southington District Event 2014

Mar 23 2014


Mentor’s Log, March 23, 2014, 10:08pm: Last night, Safety Captain Matt saw three deer on the way home from Southington. Tonight, FIRST NRG 4055 finished the two-days of qualifying rounds in third place (yay!). NRG was a team captain which allowed them to select two other teams to play in their three-team alliance in the final rounds. NRG and their alliance played in all three levels of the final rounds landing in THE final two out of three matches having to play all three (yay, yay, yay!)! Though the team did not take the “winner” title at the Southington Regional Event, they were “finalists” (second place alliance). They also won a prestigious Entrepreneurship Award for the second year in a row. In the team’s three short years, NRG 4055 has worked hard and earned the respect of veteran teams as they continued to make a name for themselves. Again, I have to state how extremely proud I am of this group of students. Thank you to all who support this organization, especially ALCOA Foundation, our Northwestern Regional family, our community businesses, and of course our personal families.

Side note: We are proud Northwestern Regional High School Highlanders (deer).  :)

Mar 23 2014

Starting day two

Northwestern Robotics Gearheads (NRG) ended the day yesterday in 5th place of 32 teams. Today they have more qualifying matches to play to see if they make it into the final rounds at the Southington District FIRST event. GO GEARHEADS!

Mar 19 2014

Support us in Southington!

The FIRST® Northwestern Robotics Gearheads (NRG) will be competing in a two-day event this weekend. 32 CT teams from Granby to Guilford, Torrington to Tolland, and one from New Hampshire will be there. Our under 20-student team is one of the smallest teams attending. Other teams have 50 and up to 100 members! WE NEED YOU! Please consider attending and supporting this young team. It is a family-friendly event with lots of music, cheering, intense competition, yet gracious and professional interactions all-around. See STEM in action! SPREAD THE WORD!

Where: Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St, Southington, CT

When: Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23


Curious about what this year’s competition is?
Manuals the students need to know (unbelievable):


Mar 12 2014

Next Stop: Southington!

FIRST® Northwestern Robotics Gearheads 4055 would LOVE for you to cheer them on at their next event at the Southington High School‎, 720 Pleasant Street, Southington, CT on March 22 & 23. If you can only make it on one day, we encourage you to come on Sunday, March 23. The opening ceremonies start at 9am and the last qualifying matches are held from 9:30am to 12:30pm. At the end of the Qualification matches, the top eight (8) seeded teams become the “Alliance Leads.” They will then select two more teams to be a part of their alliance to compete in the final matches. It is an exciting day and we hope to see you there!