Congratulations to the November winner, Joel Croteau!
Croteau: “Being named VISTA of the month is a really great thing for me to hear, it just tells me that I am in fact doing a good job and helping FIRST in any way I can. My hope is that by winning this I set the bar and now my fellow VISTA'S will then shatter that bar and go above and beyond what I've done. I'd love for this to become a sort of competition where we all test each other to do our very best each month!”
Congratulations to the December winner, Loridee Wetzel!
"Because of Loridee’s initiative and extraordinary efforts, several very rural and poor communities are currently experiencing FLL and FTC. She went more than the extra mile to reach them, she has visited with them learn about FIRST, the challenges, and how to use the robotics systems.”
Congratulations to the January winner, Paul Membere!
"Paul has worked very effectively helping a inner city school manage their FTC and FRC programs despite the conflicts that have arisen between the various mentors and administrators. His ability to observe, suggest ideas and communicate to others the issues has allowed this situation to be handled as well as hopefully effectively solved. He did this without being drawn personally into the conflict and remained neutral in its resolution helping others to solve their issues."
Congratulations to the February winner, Malcom Strickland!
"Malcom has gone out of his way over the last several months to work with teams and get them up to speed. He works himself to the point of exhaustion to make sure teams get what they need, when they need it."
To nominate a VISTA, use the nomination form here: http://bit.ly/1cQP926
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