FIRST® LEGO League qualifier registration is now open for all teams. The qualifiers will begin in December 2022 and end in February 2023. Contact your local FIRST® LEGO League coordinator about details for your area.
Central/South – Yolanda Woods – firstname.lastname@example.org
East – Brenda Gray – email@example.com
North/Panhandle – Marisa Solomon – firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Delivery Manager – Dee Wallace email@example.com
The month of October was dedicated to Coach/Mentor training. In October alone, we have trained over 350 people for this season. There is still more to be done, and we are just getting started. In the coming months, we will be training for our judges and referees for this SuperPowered Season to ensure that we can deliver the best programming possible for our teams.
FIRST® in Texas’s volunteers are the dedicated individuals who make every season possible. Every pit administrator, referee, judge, and beyond is someone who has sacrificed their time and energy to dedicate to delivering these events every year. Their work doesn’t end on with the competition though. Many of our volunteers keep up with extensive training for their roles, and some are involved with the logistics of running the events and moving the supplies across the state. More still, many volunteers also give their time as mentors of their local FIRST® LEGO League teams. If you know of a volunteer who has gone above and beyond or has just made a great impact on your community, let us know about them. We would love the chance to spotlight our community. If you would like to support your local FIRST® in Texas community, you can sign up HERE.
Award notifications for Round 2 went out on October 28th! If you were awarded a grant, please make sure to submit any additional forms that were requested to ensure that your grant money is processed by Friday, December 2nd.
If you were not awarded a grant, your application is open for editing. Please update if there have been any changes to your team. Your application will be reviewed for the third round of awards. You do not need to submit a new application.
We encourage teams in all regions to apply since more opportunities can become available. There is one more round, with the third-round closing November 18th. Please see the Grant Calendar for more information.
The grant application is available at http://www.firstintexas.org/grants
Mentors, parents, and others interested in these updates can subscribe at: https://firstintexas.org/newsletter/. Choose “FIRST LEGO League Challenge” to get on this list.