Athens Academy Robotics Team Wins Awards

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Athens Academy is pleased to announce that despite difficult, socially-distanced circumstances, the Upper School robotics team, #2858, placed second in the Gwinnett FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) League competition. The team also received the Inspire Award for sharing “their experiences, enthusiasm and knowledge with other teams, sponsors, their community, and the judges. Working as a unit, this team will have shown success in performing the task of designing and building a robot.”

The Athens Academy robotics team submitted their work online, including an excellent Engineering Journal and videos of their robot in action, since there were no in-person competitions this season due to COVID-19.

Team members include Matt Can, Anvesha Das, Kitty Fan (team captain), Andrew Jang, Sean Jensen, Ben Kesterson, David Liu, John Wolfe McLean, Thomas Meyer, Kathryn Nichols, Kishan Shah, Neela Sudhagar, Karan Tongia, Safi Uddin, and Rodrigo Vega. The team is coached by Mike Callinan.

Pictured: front row--Safi Uddin and Rodrigo Vega; back row—Kitty Fan, Kathryn Nichols, Kishan Shah, Thomas Meyer, and Ben Kesterson.

Athens Academy is an independent, co-educational school for students in K3 through 12th grade, located on a beautiful 152-acre campus in Northeast Georgia. Now in its 54th year, Athens Academy pursues its mission of “excellence with honor” through academics, athletics, fine arts, and service and leadership. Ranked the #1 private school in Athens and #1 private high school outside Metro Atlanta ( Top Ten School in the State for STEM Education (Newsweek).

For more information, please contact Kelley Cuneo, communications director, at or 706-433-2410.