First FIRST Awards for Kaua‘i students

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Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami receives an explanation on the capabilities of a robot on Friday, July 7, 2023, from Kapa‘a High School junior Martian Binonwangan, Jr. and Jovelina Alvarez.

Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

Kaua‘i Robotics students Joveline Alice Alvarez of Waimea High School, left, and Martian Binonwangan, Jr. of Kapa‘a High School are congratulated by Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami, and Coach Cynthia Hannah-White on making the “Dean’s List Award” during the 2023 FIRST Worlds Championship in Houston, Texas.

LIHU‘E — Robotics students have been earning awards from the time they started getting serious about the program, which is available to students entering school to grade 12 and beyond.