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Calabar Lions at First Global Robotics Challenge

Students from Calabar High School will be among 10 students from five high schools who will be participating in the FIRST Global world’s first international robot Olympics for high school students in Washington, D.C.  Representing countries from every corner of the world will be competing in the FIRST Global Challenge from July 16th to 18th.

Jamaica’s delegation of thirteen (13) includes ten (10) high school students from Calabar, Immaculate Conception, Jamaica College, Kingston College and St. George’s College. Calabar students Keano Clarke and Phillip Llewelyn are members of the Jamaica team. The participation of Team Jamaica Robotics is a project that the Union of Jamaican Alumni Associations (USA), Inc. (UJAA) has adopted, sponsoring in partnership with their 49 member alumni associations in the USA.

Washington DC based old boy Michael "McP" McPherson along with other members of the David "Wagga" Hunt Scholarship Foundation will be hosting various activities for the Jamaica Robotics team during their visit.  The team will go on a tour of the monuments and historic sites in Washington DC including the White House and a formal dinner co-hosted by the Jamaica Embassy.

Each nation has been invited to send a high school – age (15 – 18 years old) student team to represent its country in the first annual “International Robot Olympics”.  The games are named FIRST Global and the inaugural game is being hosted in Washington DC, and will be rotated annually among different nations’ capitals.