The Dean’s List is an award that recognizes the leadership and dedication of FIRST’s most outstanding and passionate students. Each team is able to nominate up to 2 students to be considered for the award at a regional event, and winners will move on to compete to become Dean’s List winners at the annual FIRST Championship in late April.
Each year, the Warlocks choose to nominate 2 of their best students for the Dean’s List award. Mentors from the team then write nominating essays, and help the nominees prepare and practice for their in person interview with the judges. It is a difficult decision every year to determine who our nominees will be, and we are truly proud of the hard work and dedication of the students we select. You can learn more about our past nominees and read their nominating essays below.
“I am deeply honored and grateful to have been nominated by my team for FIRST Dean’s List. Being recognized in this way is a testament to the hard work and dedication of not only myself, but also my entire team. I am glad that my leadership has been recognized, and I want to assure my team that I will continue to lead with the same passion and dedication as always. This nomination serves as motivation to continue to strive for excellence in all that we do, and I am committed to helping our team reach its full potential”
“It was an honor to be recognized as a Dean’s List nominee this year and I am incredibly grateful for the mentors who helped me through this process. I am thankful for the opportunities I have received while being on this team and am excited to take on lead build next year. I plan to extend the influence of 1507 and continue to represent all of the Warlocks who came before me.“
“I am incredibly grateful that my character and leadership as a Warlock have been recognized through this nomination. These past three years in the FIRST family have presented obstacles I’d never previously imagined yet I’m glad to continuously learn how to overcome them with my team and create lasting change.”
“I am extremely grateful that the team nominated me as a Deans List candidate for this year. I have learned and grown a lot since joining the team and am happy to represent 1507. I plan to continue to try to make a difference on the team and teach as many people as I can.”
“It was an honor to be nominated for Dean’s List this year. It showed me how much I can do to make a difference, especially this year due to many restrictions. I plan to continue to make an impact on the team by outreaching to as many people as I can. I also plan to innovate the team as well.”
“I am honored and proud of myself for being nominated for such a meaningful award. I am excited to continue to lead build and to work with this team in person again. I can’t wait to contribute more and I am optimistic about the future of this team and this world.”
“I am humbled to represent our team as a Dean’s List nominee. The incredible dedication of students, mentors, and teachers makes our team’s achievements possible. I am proud to be a member of this incredibly committed group and being recognized for my contributions to this team is an honor.”
“I was very excited to be nominated for the Deans List award. It showed me that I make a difference as lead PR and Media, but also as a leader as one of the few girls on the team.”
“It was an honor to have been nominated twice for this award, as not many students get this privilege. I believe that as team president, I have increased awareness and team bonding, making our team more of a community than it ever has been.”
“I am forever grateful for my nomination as a Dean’s List candidate, as it truly recognized my dedication to leading the build team towards improved craftsmanship and cooperation and spreading FIRST’s benefit to the community at large.”
“I was greatly honored to be nominated for Dean’s List this year. I believe it reflected my continued growth as both a programmer and a leader of the team. This nomination definitely inspired me to continue to improve and strive for future goals.”
“It was an honor for both my brother and I to have been nominated this year. Taking over as Lead CAD was challenging, but I persevered when it got tough and I believe the entire team benefited because of it.”