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2009-2010

Sikorsky Family Day

Written by Peter Spoldi on January 23, 2011

Team 230, the Gaelhawks, went to Sikorsky for the annual Sikorsky Family Day on October ninth. During this event, many groups made stands to explain the past, present, and future ventures of Sikorsky, and how they were implemented. Along with their fellow FIRST robotics teams 1071, Max from Wolcott, and 999, CRASH from Cheshire, who are also sponsored by Sikorsky, they demonstrated the features of... Read More


Bash at the Beach

Written by Kelli Freer on January 22, 2011

The SHS FIRST Robotics Team 230 participated in their last off-season competition for the Breakaway robot on October 2, 2010. The annual Bash at the Beach competition was hosted by five other FIRST Robotics teams and held at the Lyme-Old Lyme middle school in Old-Lyme, Connecticut.             The event was attended by 28 teams from around the region. The Gaelhawks were a very competitive... Read More


230 Captain Kelli Freer named National Merit semi-finalist

230 Captain Kelli Freer named National Merit semi-finalist Written by The Huntington Herald on September 16, 2010

Shelton High School senior Kelli Freer has been named a semi-finalist in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program. Kelli was notified by Headmaster Beth Smith.  Guidance Department Chairperson Cynthia Brouillette and Kathleen Riddle, Kelli's school counselor, were present for the announcement. More than 1.5 million students entered the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2009... Read More


Team Loses Founding Member

Team Loses Founding Member Written by Rick Vogl on August 30, 2010

Team 230 has lost one of its founding members, Louis J. Schmecker.  Mr. Schmecker was the Team 230's main team leader from the team's start in 1998 through the 2010 FIRST Robotics Season.  He was often nominated by the student team members for the Woodie Flowers Award at the various Regional Events that the team attended over the years.  Most of the Regional trips he personally coordinated. Lou... Read More


Robot presents Eagle Scout rank

Robot presents Eagle Scout rank Written by The Huntington Herald on July 07, 2010

Ryan Roussel of Shelton and Michael Tracz of Derby are Housatonic Council Troop 3 of Derby's newest Eagle Scouts. (Submitted photo) More than 275 Housatonic Council Troop 3 Derby Boy Scouts have attained Scouting's highest honor since the troop was organized in I9I4 at the Derby Second Congregational Church.  However for the first time on June 19, Scouts were presented their Eagle Scout badges courtesy... Read More


Stephen Miller Earns Eagle Scout

Stephen Miller Earns Eagle Scout Written by Valley Independent Sentinel on May 10, 2010

Shelton  Stephen M. Miller was recently recognized by Housatonic Council Boy Scouts of America, Troop 27, for achieving Eagle Scout Rank. Stephen is the son of Chris and Holly Miller and older brother to Life Scout Andrew Miller. The family has resided in Shelton since 1993. The Court of Honor ceremony was held May 1, 2010 at St. Pauls Episcopal Church in Shelton. Eagle rank is the highest... Read More


BattleCry Success!

BattleCry Success! Written by Rick Vogl on May 10, 2010

The Gaelhawks did an outstanding job at the BattleCry 11 at Worchester Polytechnic Institute, one of the premier FIRST Robotics off-season events, on May 7-8 2010 seeding 4th and fighting their way into the semi-finals.  Competition was fierce and good old New England defensive play was in full force.  If it weren't for a mechanical failure of their kicker they may have taken home the prize repeating... Read More


Galileo

Galileo Written by Rick Vogl on April 19, 2010

Team 230 ends a successful official robotics season with an impressive performance at the FIRST World Championship held April 15-17, 2010 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia finishing up as semi-finalists in the Galileo Division.  Seeding 31st at the end of the qualification matches the Gaelhawks were chosen as the first draft pick by Team 1305, Ice Cubed, out of North Bay, Ontario.  Along with... Read More


Team 230 on a roll!

Team 230 on a roll! Written by Rick Vogl on April 04, 2010

Team 230 continues to have a sucessful season.  They were the Northeast Utilities FIRST Connecticut Regional finalist along with fellow UTC Team 1501 THRUST out of Huntington Indiana and Team 61 the Shifters out of Upton MA.  In the hard fought elimanation matches they were finally brought doen by another outstanding UTC Team 1124 the Uberbots of Avon Connecticut, Team 383 the Brazilian Maching... Read More


Tech-savy teens play robot soccer

Tech-savy teens play robot soccer Written by Kent Pierce - WTNH on April 02, 2010

Hartford, Conn. (WTNH) - Hundreds of tech-savvy teens have converged at the Convention center in Hartford for a special Robotics Competition Friday. It's an amazing combination of sports and smarts, it is robot soccer being performed by an amazing group of academic athletes. High School teams from across America and even the world competed for months to get here. It's called FIRST - For Inspiration... Read More


Shelton robotics team heads to Atlanta tourney

Shelton robotics team heads to Atlanta tourney Written by Patricia Villers, New Haven Register Staff on May 08, 2010

SHELTON The Shelton High School robotics team, the Gaelhawks, will leave for Atlanta next week to compete in the national championships.

Adviser John Niski said last months win at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Regional Robotics Competition in Worcester, Mass. qualified Shelton students to compete at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta April 14-18.

The team has 20 active members, he said.

The... Read More


SHS Wins Robotics Competition

SHS Wins Robotics Competition Written by Shelton Weekly on April 26, 2010

The Shelton High School Robotics Team, the Gaelhawks. placed first at the Worcester Polytochnlc Institute Regional Robolics Competition recenty.  Led by captains Emily Spoldi and Ryan Rousell, the team beat 28 other schools from across New England.  Advisors John Niski and Kerry Taylor accompanied the group for the three-day competition.  Students participating in the competiton included Ryan Rousell,... Read More


Shelton Robotics Team Takes First Place

Shelton Robotics Team Takes First Place Written by Beth Smith | SHS Headmaster - Valley Independent Sentinel on March 24, 2010

Shelton  The Shelton High School Robotics Team, the Gaelhawks, placed first at last weekends Worcester Polytechnic Institute Regional Robotics Competition. Led by captains Emily Spoldi and Ryan Rousell, the team beat 28 other schools from across New England to take the number 1 seed and the eventual tournament championship. Advisors John Niski and Kerry Taylor accompanied the group to the... Read More


Team 230 Wins the WPI Regional

Team 230 Wins the WPI Regional Written by Emily Spoldi on March 13, 2010

On March 13, Team 230, the Gaelhawks, was crowned champions of the first FIRST WPI Regional in Worcester, Massachussetts.  The croud went wild every time our robot scored a ball in Autonomous, and you could hear the members from the other teams cheer for the next ball to go into the goal.  As the matches rolled by, our team members went around to the other teams at the regional to see how their robot... Read More


Suffield Shakedown

Suffield Shakedown Written by Kelli Freer on February 21, 2010

Team 230, the Gaelhawks, participated in the annual Suffield Shakedown pre-season scrimmage on February 20, 2010. The team arrived with almost completed robot, Talon XI to take the field by storm.             The Suffield Shakedown tournament is hosted by Aces High Team 176 and is an annual scrimmage for FRC teams to test out the field and to test out their robot so that they can make any... Read More


Wii Bowling Tournament

Wii Bowling Tournament Written by James Cajigas, Gael Winds on January 25, 2010

Bowling fans and alley cats had their chance to shine Thursday, December 10, as Shelton High Schools Robotics Team held their first Wii Bowling fundraiser tournament. We really got hit hard financially last year, said team captain Ryan Roussel.  When you factor in all the parts needed to build our robots and entry fees for competitions, Robotics can turn into a fairly expensive hobby.  We added... Read More


2009-2010 Kick-off

2009-2010 Kick-off Written by Priya Mohan on January 16, 2010

On Thursday, October 22, 2009 was Team 230s Kickoff meeting which marked the beginning of the 09-10 season. The recruitment period ended with the Kickoff meeting, where team members, mentors, alumni, parents, volunteers and subject enthusiasts met in the Shelton High School media center to discuss the upcoming events of Team 230s 12th year. Team Kickoff meeting was one of the important meetings as... Read More


Circus Robotix Lego League Competition Comes to Shelton

Circus Robotix Lego League Competition Comes to Shelton Written by Sean Wilson on January 22, 2010

On December 5th, 2009, Shelton Intermediate School held the Circus Robotix Lego league competition, a local event for Connecticut teams belonging to the FIRST Lego League. This event was previously held at Bridgeport University, but this was the first year it was held at the Intermediate School. The event itself was a smashing success. Over 30 teams from across Connecticut came to compete, making this... Read More