2020 FIRST Chesapeake District Schedule
|1||Feb 28- Mar 1||FIRST Chesapeake District NoVA VA Event||pending|
|2||Mar 6-8||FIRST Chesapeake District Richmond VA Event||pending|
|2||Mar 6-8||FIRST Chesapeake District Bethesda MD Event||Walt Whitman High School, Bethesda, MD|
|3||Mar 13-15||FIRST Chesapeake District Owings Mill MD Event||McDonogh School, Owings Mill, MD|
|3||Mar 13-15||FIRST Chesapeake District Portsmouth VA Event||Churchland High School, Portsmouth, VA|
|4||Mar 20-22||FIRST Chesapeake District Edgewater MD Event||South River High School Edgewater, MD|
|4||Mar 20-22||FIRST Chesapeake District Blacksburg VA Event||Blacksburg High School, Blacksburg, VA|
|6||Apr 2-5||FIRST Chesapeake District Championship Sponsored by Newport News Shipbuilding||Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA|
It is with great sadness I share that the FIRST community lost one of our own yesterday. We are heartbroken by the death of Kendrick Castillo, a student victim of the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Littleton, Colorado. Kendrick was an active member of FIRST Robotics Competition Team 4418, STEM IMPULSE, of which his father is a lead mentor. His mom is also a mentor/volunteer for the team.
You can read more about Kendrick’s life and his incredible selflessness and bravery at Denver Post and CNN. All reports indicate he was an exemplary FIRST student, with strong character and a bright future ahead. Our hearts go out to Kendrick’s family, friends, peers, and all affected by the shooting.
We know our teams, alumni, volunteers, and supporters around the world are mourning with Team 4418. FIRST stands with Team 4418, their school, and the entire Littleton community during this incredibly difficult time.
For members of the FIRST community wishing to support Team 4418, we’ve launched a fundraising campaign in support of Team 4418 and the family as they mourn and remember Kendrick and recover with all the victims in their community. We encourage you to amplify this effort to your network by sharing these FIRST Facebook and Twitt
Donald E. Bossi
President, FIRST ®
Click image below for the full news release for the 2019 FIRST Chesapeake District Championship.
The event is intended primarily for FIRST Robotics Competition mentors from Maryland teams, but registration will be open to all comers.
The photos taken at the FIRST Chesapeake Championship Event at GMU this past weekend can be found here: https://mjl.smugmug.com/School/CHS-District-Champs-2019/ . You may download them for free!
We appreciate the hard work of our lead photographer Mark Lucas and his student photographers Shivan and Katelyn this past weekend. THANK YOU!!
We are grateful for all the volunteer photographers this year- you did a wonderful job. More event photos from the FRC season local events will be posted in the near future.