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The iLite IT UP! Team 6129 would also like to extend its gratitude and appreciation to all of the volunteers/organizers/students who made this Saturday's Haymarket tournament a great time and a really cool experience.  It is great to see these future leaders in STEM being treated like rock stars!

Also, a special thanks to the students from the Battlefield High School Robotics team for taking the time and interest to mentor our team this season.  It was a great learning experience for our team.

Kevin Leuenberger, Matt Stevenson, Adam Stevenson, Emily Shaw, Nicholas Leuenberger, ErinGrace Drake, Jarrett Lash, Willem Peyton- Team iLite IT UP!

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On Nov 19, 2012, at 12:22 PM, paul chemmanoor <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Likewise, a big THANK YOU! from the Mind Machines to the organizers at
> Battlefield hs in Haymarket. It is our third time competing at
> Haymarket as part of different teams and each time we are amazed at the
> enthusiasm for robotics in particular and fll in general that we see at
> the venue.
> 
> As others have called out, events start and end on time at Haymarket!
> That is an amazing feat given the logistics involved with several
> hundreds of people including so many small kids.
> 
> As an example they set an audacious goal of distributing 500 lunches in
> 5 minutes and largely succeeded !
> 
> Great show Haymarket!
> 
> Paul Chemmanoor,
> Mentor for Mind Machines 2012
> From: Judy A. Shaw
> Sent: 11/19/2012 11:56 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [VADCFLL-L] Thank you Haymarket
> A big "Thank you" to Haymarket from Ilite Purple Porkchops for the competition
> they ran on 11/17/12.  INCREDIBLE!!! You sure know how to run an event!!
> Mind boggling!!
> 
> The competition was just filled with volunteers working and they clearly loved
> being there.  Every person involved in the event was upbeat and positive.
> Smiles from everyone!!  I know that many are ILITE FTC and FRC members, and
> despite needing to prepare for their own competitions, they were there for the
> FLL kids...our kids.  These young people really knew the rules and handled
> themselves beautifully and were role models for the core values...teamwork,
> gracious professionalism and inspiration.
> 
> And the adults!  Wow!!  We cannot thank the mentors, coaches, etc. who give of
> themselves over and over again to encourage kids in STEM...PRICELESS.
> 
> Judy Shaw
> Emily Duarte, Zachary Milnes, Jordan Shaw
> Team 6971 - Ilite Purple Porkchops
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