Nominate a deserving mentor for the Second Annual FIRST Chesapeake Jim and Laraine Schubert Unsung Hero: Mentor of Year Award. This award recognizes a mentor who has gone above and beyond to support the FIRST Chesapeake mission and the 5 Strategic Pillars of FIRST. A mentor can be a rookie or a veteran. They can be nominated by a volunteer, team member, or other coach/mentor. Nominated mentors must be associated with an FTC or FRC team in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia during the 2020-2021 competition season.

Applications will be accepted until 5pm on March 19th, 2021. The winners will be announced as part of the the FIRST Chesapeake District Championship Sponsored by Newport News Shipbuilding awards in the Spring. 

The award includes recognition by the FIRST Chesapeake community, as well as an unrestricted gift of $250 to the mentored team, and a gift of appreciation awarded to the mentor.  Nominations for mentors who support under-resourced or majority-minority teams are especially encouraged.

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