Shelton school robotics program participates in the Great Give 2014

The community can help support the Shelton public school system’s robotics program through the Valley Community Foundation’s (VCF) Great Give 2014 online donation campaign.

Donors can have their monetary donations matched by the VCF and also help the program receive incentive prizes for participation in the Great Give. Nearly $150,000 in matching and prize money will be awarded to nonprofit organizations that participate in the Great Give.

Those interested in supporting the Shelton school robotics teams can do so by participating in the 36-hour long giving campaign at, from 8 a.m. on Tuesday May 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7.

Teams have had much success

This has been a good year for the Shelton robotics program.

The Shelton High School robotics team had much success as the FRC District champions in Groton, New England Regional FRC champions in Boston, and Curie Division tournament competitors in the FIRST World Championship FRC event in St. Louis.

The Shelton middle school robotics program has had success. The Perry Hill Dominators were selected the Shelton FLL grand champions, Connecticut State FLL champions, and participants in the North American Open FLL Championships in Carlsbad, Calif.

Active in the community

Student robotics team members have worked diligently to help spread the excitement of science and technology throughout their schools and community.

Their commitment to the robotics program goes far beyond the nuts and bolts of building and programming, and they have participated in community service activities and local volunteer events.

As a result of this involvement, the Shelton robotics program has received grants from the VCF, Shelton High School PTSO, and the Shelton High School Father’s Club.

The program is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that focuses on promoting lifelong learning for students in science, technology, engineering and math. There are robotics teams at Shelton High School, Shelton Intermediate School and Perry Hill School.