IN RECOGNITION OF THE TECH-KNOW COMMANDOS OF WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS
(Extensions of Remarks - April 26, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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 IN RECOGNITION OF THE TECH-KNOW COMMANDOS OF WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS

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                         HON. JAMES P. McGOVERN

                            of massachusetts

                    in the house of representatives

                         Friday, April 26, 2013

  Mr. McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to ask my colleagues in the 
House of Representatives to join me in congratulating the Worcester 
Technical High School Robotics and Automation Technology Team, known as 
the Tech-Know Commandos, for winning the 2013 VEX Robotics World 
Championships trophy.
  Team members Jason McKinney, Natalie Correa, Jake Richard, Greg 
Carlson, and Kahlan Cardin, worked tirelessly to develop the award-
winning robot that competed against 420 teams from 23 countries. Prior 
to the world championship competition, the five students participated 
in--and won--a number of local and regional competitions. With the 
guidance of their coach and teacher Michael Meagher, the team 
continuously reevaluated the effectiveness of their robot and worked to 
perfect it.
  As we continue emphasizing the need for high-quality and robust 
science, technology, engineering, and math education, the Worcester 
Tech robotics team should be recognized for their achievement in the 
STEM curriculum. Their experiences and successes will most certainly 
encourage other students to pursue opportunities in these fields.
  Mr. Speaker, I'm so proud to represent Worcester, Massachusetts, a 
community that continues to explore robotics innovation. Please join 
me, the Worcester Technical High School, and the greater Worcester 
community in congratulating the Tech-Know Commandos for their 
excellence in STEM education and for their recent victory at the VEX 
Robotics World Championships.

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