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Josue Melgar

2015 Dean’s List Finalist, Mexico

I became a 2016 Dean’s List Finalist at the Mexico City Regional event I attended with my rookie FIRST Robotics Competition team, Team 6199, E-hawks. It was incredible!

Dean’s List Finalists are special guests of the FIRST Championship. Attending the FIRST Championship from another country is not an easy task. My Mentor and team mates said, "We need to help him. He has the opportunity to go to the Championship, and we are very proud of him." The Championship was amazing. It was a celebration of science and technology. It celebrated young people’s effort to change the world and make it a better place.

After Championship, my father changed jobs, and my family moved to another city. I needed FIRST, and said to my parents that I need a school with a FIRST Robotics Competition team. I arrived a week after the first day of class, and the team at my new school only needed a programmer to be complete. I was a programmer on the E-hawks! Now, I am a proud member of FIRST Robotics Challenge Team 6229, Spartans, and FIRST Tech Challenge Team 8327, Spartans, in Metepec, Mexico. 


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