Rebel Robotics Awarded $3K From Optimum For 2024 Competition Season

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South High School Rebel Robotics Team #2638 is the proud recipient of a team award and team sponsorship from Optimum, totaling $3,000 in funding for the 2024 FIRST Robotics competition season. This is the third consecutive year that Rebel Robotics has received financial support through awards and sponsorship from Optimum.

Members of South High Rebel Robotics Team #2638 are pictured with Optimum representative Bridget Savage (standing far right) during a 2023 FIRST Robotics regional competition. (Contributed photo)

Last May, Rebel Robotics was one of 21 teams nationwide to be honored through the 2023 Optimum Innovator Awards program. Rebel Robotics was the winner of the Inspiration Award, in recognition of the team’s work to inspire others, give back to the community, and promote technology and social responsibility. This award includes a $2,000 grant to be applied toward the 2024 competition season, which begins in March.

Additionally, in January 2024, Optimum announced that Rebel Robotics is one of nearly 70 teams across the U.S. to receive a $1,000 sponsorship grant for the upcoming season.

“We are thrilled, honored and excited to be chosen for this recent sponsorship from Optimum,” says lead team mentor John Motchkavitz. “Rebel Robotics will be attending three regional competitions this year and these funds help immensely with getting our students to these important events and exposing them to robotics and technology.”

Faculty advisors for Rebel Robotics Team #2638 are John Motchkavitz, South High business/technology department chair, and Matthew Corrigan, business/technology teacher.

—Submitted by the Great Neck Public Schools District

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