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Woodie Flowers Award Essay Archive

The Woodie Flowers Award celebrates effective communication in the art and science of engineering and design. Dr. William Murphy founded this prestigious award in 1996 to recognize mentors who lead, inspire and empower using excellent communication skills1. Mentors must win a Woodie Flowers Finalist Award at a Regional or District Championship to be eligible for the Woodie Flowers Award.

EWCP is collecting essays to showcase nominated mentors. Students are encouraged to use these essays as a starting point when writing nominations for their mentors.

148 Adrienne Emerson

Since its inception 25 years ago, our team has developed into a program that does more than  build robots. The way the Robowranglers mix fun

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148 John V-Neun

In two short years, John V-Neun has made a lasting impression on Team 148 with his commitment to excellence,  professionalism, and dedication to the FIRST

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341 Dina Campagna

It is easy to find Team 341’s mentor, Ms. Dina Campagna. If she isn’t in the pits helping fix the robot, then she is in

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599 Joseph Vanderway

There comes a time in every student’s life when one of their teachers truly inspires them. This person patiently and humbly helps them learn and

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1675 Kevin Kolodziej

This year Team 1675, the Ultimate Protection Squad, would like to nominate Kevin Kolodziej for the 2007 Woodie Flowers Award. He is not only a

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188 Mark Breadner

Since Woburn Robotics’ inception into FIRST in 1998, Mark Breadner has continued to be an indispensable source of leadership and inspiration for our team and

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1114 Derek Bessette

Within the FIRST community all mentors are good, many mentors are great, but very few can be called exceptional, ethical, influential and enthusiastic all in

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306 Ken Morrison

When Mr. Ken Morrison came across several academic programs for high school students in 1999, he presented his ideas to the school board to initiate

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