On Saturday, November 11, the Pauoa robotics team participate in the Sacred Hearts District Tournament. They were awarded the District Champion award and moved on to the State Tournament.
At the State tournament on December 2nd, they competed against 42 other teams from all around the state. They won 1st Place in the Gracious Professionalism category. According to FLL, the Gracious Professionalism award celebrates outstanding demonstration of FIRST Core Values such as continuous Gracious Professionalism and working together both on and off the playing field.
Definition of Gracious Professionalism
Gracious Professionalism is part of the ethos of FIRST. It’s a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community.
With Gracious Professionalism, fierce competition and mutual gain are not separate notions.
Gracious professionals learn and compete like crazy, but treat one another with respect and kindness in the process. They avoid treating anyone like losers. No chest thumping tough talk, but no sticky-sweet platitudes either. Knowledge, competition, and empathy are comfortably blended.