Super exciting!  

I'm a little concerned to see that the 2200 word written GIA submission is due a week after the teams selected will be notified (April 1st to April 7th).  That's a pretty tight turnaround, especially for younger team members who don't exactly crank out text.  My kids will want to apply anyway, but that's going to make the first week of April into the Week of Doom if they're lucky enough to get a nomination.

I see on FIRST's FAQ page ( that materials are due to FIRST on April 21st.  If that's the correct deadline, that'd be much kinder to whichever two awesome teams get the opportunity!

Many thanks,

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