Congratulations to Shen’s Rose Barra, academic administrator for K-5 math and science, for being recognized with the prestigious Woodie Flowers Finalist Award for Robotics.
The Woodie Flowers Award celebrates effective communication in the art and science of engineering and design. Dr. William Murphy founded this prestigious award in 1996 to recognize mentors who lead, inspire and empower using excellent communication skills.
Two subcategories are awarded:
- The Woodie Flowers Finalist Award (WFFA) is presented to one adult mentor at each Regional Competition or District Championship.
- The Woodie Flowers Award (WFA) is presented to one WFFA winner at the FIRSTChampionship
Each year, students may submit an essay nominating one mentor from their team to be considered for this award. FIRST will recognize one adult mentor at each Regional or District Championship to receive the WFFA. If a team already has a mentor who has received the WFFA in a prior year, then that team may re-submit that mentor in the current year in addition to nominating a mentor for the WFFA if they wish. The current year WFFA recipients, along with those mentors who received a WFFA in a prior year and have been re-nominated, will be judged to receive the WFA at the FIRST Championship.