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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.

812 Daniel Rupert

Daniel Rupert, a math and engineering teacher at the Preuss School UCSD, welcomes students every morning in his goofy voice, “Ladies and Gentlemen! Let’s build

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25 Paul Kloberg

The Woodie Flowers Award honors those individuals who have mastered the art of communication in the fields of engineering and design. Very few people exemplify

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1504 Jamie Robinson

All FIRST teams face adversity, especially those in their rookie year of competition. Through strong support, the team will continue to exist and secure itself

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226 Jason Joye

Jason Joye, an enigma in size 13 shoes. Best said by Warren Block, faculty advisor from Troy Athens High School, “He has the unique ability

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234 Steve Wherry

Cyber Blue’s Motto is to leave the team better than you found it, and Steve Wherry has completed that task with Gracious Professionalism. For the

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1065 Roger Johnston

Students on Team 1065 have a sense of belonging to a family. A family comprised of other students and mentors closely knit and held together

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1345 Arefin Bari

Arefin Bari embodies all that FIRST strives to be. He has been indoctrinated by the FIRST community and lives and breathes its principles. Arefin was

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1098 Tim Emerson

If people knew the real Mr. Tim Emerson the way members of Team 1098 do, they would see a great teacher, a great mentor, and

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