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2001-2002

Kickoff Reception

Kickoff Reception Written by Gaelhawk Gazette Vol. 2 No, 1 on November 07, 2001

Celebrating its fourth year of competition, the Shelton High School Robotics Team held an opening reception for all members, parents, and sponsors on Thursday, October 25th to mark the beginning of a new year.  The reception served not only to greet and orientate new members, but also to commend veterans of the team, supporters, and sponsors. The program was presented by team advisors Mr. Louis... Read More


Super Sponsors

Super Sponsors Written by Gaelhawk Gazette Vol. 2 No, 1 on November 07, 2001

The Shelton High School Robotics Program operates on a budget of approximately ,000.  Funding for the program is obtained from corporate sponsors, the local business community, the city of Shelton, student fund raising, as well as parents, and friends.  The high cost of running the program necessitates the financial support from the school and the community.  Entry fees for the three competitions... Read More


New Students are Eager to Join the Team

Written by Gaelhawk Gazette Vol. 2 No, 1 on November 07, 2001

What kind of student joins the Robotics Team? Reading over the essays that students seeking to join the team must submit, advisor John Niski marveled at the array of talent offered by the newly elected members of the Robotics Team.  Building the robot is just part of the job.  We need kids with talent in all areas to support the effort.  Skills with computers, film and videography, artwork and... Read More


Bash at the Beach

Written by Jennifer Macchiarelli on October 25, 2002

On Saturday, October 25, The Shelton High School Robotics team traveled to East Lyme Middle School to participate in a one-day robotics competition called "Bash at the Beach." The gymnasium was decorated to theme, including the judges and staff, who wore beach attire.From the moment the team arrived, members of the Gaelhawks began to work diligently in setting up the robot. Participants from all over... Read More


Shelton robotics team awarded for creativity

Shelton robotics team awarded for creativity Written by Greg Shulas - CONNECTICUT POST on April 09, 2002

SHELTON - Shelton High School's Gaelhawks robotics team celebrated an award winning season Monday. The team, which advanced to the semifinals over the weekend in a multistate robotics competition in New Haven, failed to make the nationals but took home prizes for creativity and innovation.  "This has been our best year ever," said Chris Bertucio, 18, head of the team's animation unit. The Gaelhawks... Read More


Robotics competition gives students chance to work with technology

Written by Tony LaBau - New Haven Register on April 04, 2002

out of 39 teams.  Then it was immediately sent to a warehouse in Worcester, Mass., before arriving in New Haven, and will be packed right after the competition and sent to EPCOT. Creativity and money are the boundaries.  And the reward isn't who wins or loses.  Let's put it this way: If John DiBiasi, the senior working the remote controls for Shelton this weekend, is worried, he isn't showing it. "The... Read More


Shelton pupils pick up robotics award

Written by Patricia Villers - New haven Register on March 19, 2002

SHELTON - The Gaelhawks, Shelton High School's robotics team, tied for fifth place over the weekend in a regional compitition at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, N.Y. The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) event drew 39 contestants, said communication technology teacher John Niski, one of the Gaelhawks' advisers. It marked the first time the Shelton group... Read More


Robot Competition

Written by Gaelhawk Gazette Vol. 2 No, 1 on November 07, 2001

When asked what this years robot, Talon III will look like, Robotics Team tri-captain Anne Szeker replied, I havent got a clue!  Szeker further explained her response. Each year the FIRST competition has different requirements for what the robot will have to do in competition.  That pretty much dictates what the robot will look like. Students and advisors have to wait until the January 5th... Read More


Animation Group Meets for the First Time

Animation Group Meets for the First Time Written by Gaelhawk Gazette Vol. 2 No, 1 on November 07, 2001

The first official animation meeting of the Shelton High School Robotics Team was held on Thursday, November 1, 2001.  Mr. Steve Kline of Visual EFX, Inc., Milford, CT conducted the workshop.  Mr. Kline is a community volunteer who shares his time and expertise with the students by chairing the Animation Committee.  The workshop was attended by team members Matt Aylward, Steve Bailey, Chris Bertucio,... Read More


Shelton robotics team hard at work on Talon III for national competition

Shelton robotics team hard at work on Talon III for national competition Written by Patricia Villers New Haven Register on February 01, 2002

SHELTON - The Gaelhawks, Shelton High School's robotics team, are at it again. Talon III, the team's fourth robot for a national engineering competition, is taking shape in the school's technology education classroom. The 130-pound robot marks the third in the "Talon" series - the school's first robot in 1999 was called "Dr. Klaw." "This is the first year we've built a prototype," said Anne Szeker,... Read More


Gavel Rings Down on Second Annual Dinner and Auction

Written by Gaelhawk Gazette Vol. 2 No, 1 on November 07, 2001

Sold to Bidder No. 5! SHS Principal Donald Ramia is ready to bring the gavel down in the Live Auction portion of the SHS Robotics Team Dinner and Auction Fundraiser, to be held Friday, November 30 at Shelton High.  A wide variety of goods and services generously donated by merchants who make up the Valley business community will be on display. Auction goers will view both the unique and the necessary:... Read More