Aces High Member Wins Prestigious Award

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Photo by Peter Davis
Ana-Lois Davis is pictured with her FIRST Robotics Dean’s List Award

The most outstanding students in tenth or eleventh grade from each First Robotics Competition or First Tech Challenge robotics teams can be nominated for an individual award called the FIRST Dean’s List Award, sponsored by the KAMAN Foundation. This prestigious award recognizes students who have outstanding, well-rounded accomplishments in academics, science exploration and discovery and personal outreach. Prestigious colleges look forward to meeting the students who become a finalist and/or winner of this award.

This year Aces High, team 176, was proud to nominate Ana-Lois Davis. She was recognized by the team’s mentors for her academic, personal and technical accomplishments. Ana-Lois was recognized as a student leader of the team who has increased FIRST awareness through her activities in the community, school, and personal lives.

FIRST judges accepted the team’s nomination and interviewed Ana-Lois at the Waterbury competition. The judges highly complimented her past endeavors and future plans to continue STEM advocacy. Here she became a semi-finalist for the Dean’s List Award.

Ana-Lois Davis advanced to Finalist at the New England Championship in West Springfield, MA. This secured her a competitive position at Houston.

At the World Championships Ana-Lois advanced to Winner of the prestigious Dean’s List Award. We are so proud of Ana-Lois and know that she deserves this award. Her accomplishments are a strong foundation for future success in her chosen career.

Ana-Lois has a strong passion for robotics, science and engineering. She takes the skills she developed through years of participating in FIRST Robotics and applies them to other programs and to her day-to-day life. She is heavily involved with Invention Convention and Science Fair, competing and winning at the state and national levels. Recently she has been interviewed for a student inventor spotlight series through Invention Convention Worldwide which highlighted her inventions such as the CPR Smart Gloves and how she goes about tackling problems and finding solutions through the engineering process. Ana-Lois has also competed and advanced to the International Science and Engineering Fair which will take place in Dallas this May, with her research centering around the importance of a non-invasive approach to pre-screening for cervical cancer, especially in under-represented demographics. She has also been selected to be a Discovery to Cure Research Intern at Yale University this summer.

As a Dean’s List winner, Ana-Lois has been invited to an all-expense paid summit in New Hampshire this summer where she will meet the founder of FIRST Robotics Dean Kamen, along with FIRST sponsors and representatives from prestigious universities.

Aces High Team 176 and all of its mentors, advisors, family and friends congratulate her on this amazing accomplishment. We are proud of you for your unending enthusiasm and kind spirit.

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