The highest honor that can be given to a team mentor is the Woodie Flowers Award which is presented to “An outstanding Mentor in the robotics competition who best leads, inspires, teaches, and empowers their team using excellent communication skills” (FIRST).
Truck Town Thunder lead mentor Andrew Spiece was awarded the Regional Woodie Flowers Award, making him a finalist for the award given at the World Championships held in St Louis, April 28 – 30.
Mr. Spiece said, “FIRST Robotics is the program we have all been waiting for. The program inspires today’s youth to achieve more, be more and just plain be AWESOME!. I recommend all students to join this program during high school to get ahead of their peers and ready for the workforce. Be different, achieve different and just be awesome.”