Emily '25 Honored with FIRST Tech Challenge Dean's List Award

Congratulations to Emily ’25 on being selected as one of the 10 FIRST Tech Challenge Dean's List Award Winners at the 2024 FIRST World Championship in Houston, Texas. Emily was chosen out of 200 robotics student leaders from around the world. Emily is the captain of Team Waffles.

Emily will attend an all-expenses-paid FIRST Dean's List Award Summit this summer at FIRST Robotics headquarters in Manchester, NH, and receive recommendations from FIRST leadership for the college(s) of her choice. This is also a commemorative plaque for Assets School.

Emily 25 Dean's List Award Winner


The criteria for selection of the FIRST Dean's List shall include, but not be limited to a student's:

· Demonstrated leadership and commitment to the ideals of FIRST;
· Interest in and passion for a long-term commitment to FIRST and its ideals;
· Overall individual contribution to their Team;
· Technical expertise and passion;
· Entrepreneurship and creativity;
· Ability to motivate and lead fellow Team members; and
· Ability to effectively increase awareness of FIRST in their school and community.

"I love robotics because of the community it harbors at our school," said Emily.  "Robotics inspires collaboration and creativity in students, which is contagious to everyone who sees them. This award means so much to me. The efforts that led me to win this award couldn’t have been done without the support of my team. I truly appreciate the people who have advocated for me for this award: Mr.Peter Han, Ms. Dante Kobayashi, Ms.Emi Hagiwara, and Mr. Miles Yamamoto. I’m so grateful to have a team, coaches, and community around me to support me."

For more information about her work with robotics, click here for our school news.

Emily 25 National Inventor’s Hall of Fame Camp robotic activity 2019.

Emily '25 participated in Camp Invention, a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program at the K-8 campus in 2019.