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Robokronos

Annual Canstruction Event Yields Over 1 Ton of Food

Canstruction Construction

Yields Over Ton Of Food

Linda Drake, SUNY Oneonta’s Center for Social Responsibility & Community executive director, presents Abe Lippitt, Cooperstown, with the Best Meal Award for his 4H team’s pirate-ship entry in this year’s Canstruction event. The 0415 FIRST Robotics team took the Structural Integrity Prize for its rocket ship; Fox Hospital, Best Use of Labels award for its Operation board game, and SUNY took the Judge’s Favorite award with its soccer field. All in all, the event brought in 2,645 pounds of food that will be donated to area food banks. You can still place your vote for the People’s Choice Award at the Southside Mall throughout the week. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
RoboKronos Founder To Retire, Honored By Team

RoboKronos Honors

Departing Founder

Paul Agoglia, center right, is applauded by members of the FIRST Robotics Team as Skip Copperwheat presents him with an award in recognition to his founding, mentoring and leading of the RoboKronos Team 4203. The award came after Agoglia announced that he would be retiring from leading the team at the end of the school year. Agoglia, founded the robotics group through 4H in 2007 and by 2011, the team had gained sponsors and become and official FIRST Robotics team. The team, comprised of 19 students and mentors, continues to enjoy popularity and and go to competitions. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Robokronos Finds Permanent Home With Oneonta City School District

Robokronos Finds Permanent Home

With Oneonta City School District

The 4-H FIRST Robotics Team 4203 officially made the transition from the leadership of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Otsego County 4-H Program to the Oneonta City School District at tonight's school board meeting. Oneonta Superintendent Joeseph Yelich, School Board President Jamie Reynolds and Senator Seward representative Katie Moshier are presented with a plaque of appreciation from 4-H Director Patti Zellmer, and RoboKronos members Josh Grimm, Kadin Goodspeed, Abbey Dent, Adam Agoglia, and Dan Maccie, Doug Geergens, and team leader Paul Agoglia. Members spoke to the school board about the importance of the program both for themselves and the county. Started in the fall of 2001 by the teams' 4-H leader Paul Agoglia, the team has gone several international competitions and their numbers have continued to grow to 23 current members. (Ian Austin/ AllOTSEGO.com)
RoboKronos, the 4-H FIRST Robotics Team 4203, officially made the transition from the leadership of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Otsego County 4-H Program to the Oneonta City School District at tonight’s school board meeting. Oneonta Superintendent Joeseph Yelich, School Board President Jamie Reynolds and Senator Seward representative Katie Moshier were presented with a plaque of appreciation from 4-H Director Patti Zellmer, and RoboKronos members Josh Grimm, Kadin Goodspeed, Abbey Dent, Adam Agoglia, and Dan Maccie, Doug Geergens, and team leader Paul Agoglia.
Members spoke to the school board about the importance of the program both for themselves and the county. Started in the fall of 2001 by the teams’ 4-H leader Paul Agoglia, the team has gone several international competitions and their numbers have continued to grow to 23 current members. (Ian Austin/ AllOTSEGO.com)
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