View Full Version : 2011 Championship Chairman's Winners- 359!

Akash Rastogi
04-29-2011, 09:48 PM
Congratulations to team 359, the Hawaiian Kids, your new Hall of Fame members. :)

Congrats Glenn and crew!

I was really hoping to see Chairman's being announced tomorrow, but I guess it was because all the HOF robots were on stage tonight. Regardless, awesome job 359. You've been a great example for me since I first met your team back in 07 at the Trenton regional as a freshman. Wearing my 359 polo tomorrow in your team's honor :)

Grim Tuesday
04-29-2011, 09:49 PM
Wait, I thought they didn't announce Chairmans until Saturday, after the Einstein winners...

I see you've edited your post--Congrats 359!

04-29-2011, 09:52 PM
Congrats 359! You are such great people & We couldn't be happier for you!

04-29-2011, 09:56 PM

You've been an inspiration to all of the teams in Hawaii and now you're the shining example for all the teams in the world.

It couldn't have gone to a more deserving team and, as I expressed to you when you won in New York, I knew this was your year.

Keep up the good work spreading the aloha spirit throughout the FIRST community!

Brandon Holley
04-29-2011, 09:56 PM
Much congratulations to the Hawaiian Kids!

Steven Donow
04-29-2011, 09:57 PM
Congrats, you guys definitely deserve it!

Akash Rastogi
04-29-2011, 10:26 PM
I was surprised at the awards being made tonight, but it sort of made sense.

They were putting FIRST on the "same stage" as the performers, get it? :D

PS 359- I still have the lei of shells you gave out in NJ back in 2007 :D

04-29-2011, 10:32 PM
So glad to hear this!!! Congratulations to Glen and the Hawaiian Kids. 359 is a very worthy addition to the HOF. Best of luck the rest of the weekend as well.

04-29-2011, 10:38 PM
This is great -- we get to congratulate them in person tomorrow!

04-29-2011, 10:59 PM
Wow, congrats to 359. I was thinking they had a good shot at this; they've had an incredible year!

04-29-2011, 11:02 PM
Friday night chairmans award? That's weird.


Huge congratulations to the Hawaiian Kids. Been waiting for them to win it.

04-29-2011, 11:05 PM
Congrats 359!

I'll try and make some time to stop by tomorrow and congratulate you in person.

Alexa Stott
04-29-2011, 11:06 PM
Wow. That is absolutely awesome. I've been rooting for them to win this for a while now. I have had a chance to work with them and get to know them after attending the 2008 Hawaiian Regional. They are an excellent team and it amazes me to this day how much the aloha spirit fits with FIRST.

Congratuations! You really deserve this award!

04-29-2011, 11:10 PM
This is great -- we get to congratulate them in person tomorrow!

oh yeah! that sounds to me like a good reason to give it out Friday night

See, Glen? Great job Hawaiian Kids!

04-29-2011, 11:18 PM
Going back to when 1618 shared an arena with the Hawaiian Kids, we've known that they're a great group of people. This is exceptionally well-deserved--but I'd hate to be their cart-pusher with all the crowds that will be coming by to congratulate them tomorrow. ;)

04-29-2011, 11:42 PM
Congratulation guys! Maybe we'll give you a visit next year.

04-30-2011, 05:32 AM
On behalf of MOE 365, a huge CONGRATULATIONS! to team 359! You are well deserving of the Championship Chairman's Award. Welcome to the Hall of Fame!

Enjoy every minute of it!

04-30-2011, 07:10 AM
Congratulations to the Hawaiian Kids, from all of us at 1899 Saints Robotics!


04-30-2011, 01:23 PM
From all of Team 1089

Congrats to Team 359, The Hawaiian Kids for your Championship Chairman's Award! Congrats on your entrance to the Hall of Fame, you guys really deserve it.

I've rooted for you ever since I met some of you guys at the NJ regional a few years ago!

congrats again, and best wishes in the future

04-30-2011, 01:26 PM
Congratulations from team 2438 and we'll see you next year!

05-01-2011, 08:52 AM
It's too bad the video was never shown. Hopefully it will get posted somewhere for all to see!

05-01-2011, 04:34 PM
I had a feeling (http://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1052603&postcount=12) that the Hawaiian Kids would be the newest member of the Hall of Fame.

Congrats to Glenn and all the members of FRC team 359 for a tremendous story, and an inspiration for all teams.

Their video is a great account of their long time successes, and what they have been able to achieve in the past few years.

Mahalo! For being a great representative of what FIRST is all about.

05-02-2011, 12:28 AM
It is such an honor to have 359 join the Hall of Fame. I am very sad I was unable to congratulate you in person. I look forward to seeing you next year and being able to give you a proper congratulations.

Al Skierkiewicz
05-02-2011, 08:59 AM
I can only imagine the celebration awaiting you in the islands. Please pass along our congratulations to you entire team, your sponsors and schools. Welcome to the Hall of Fame.

05-02-2011, 09:35 AM
Congratulations to 359 from the teams of the Inland Empire. We are inspired by your team and will strive hard to follow in your steps.

05-02-2011, 10:27 AM
Congrats 359 i know you will not stop until there is a First team in every high school in Hawaii.

05-02-2011, 01:05 PM
Thanks for all the kudos!
We will post more about our team's reflections once we get back home to Hawaii.
Here is a link to the judges thoughts, since they never had a chance to formally present it during the ceremonies.


The video should be uploaded soon.

05-02-2011, 01:11 PM
Congrats team 359! I've always loved hearing about your program and the things you do for Hawaii. Well deserved!

05-02-2011, 01:35 PM
Congrats to the Hawaiian Kids Team 359. You guys are a class act and represent the very best of FIRST. It was a pleasure meeting and competing with you in NY and seeing you honored both there and in STL. Hopefully our paths will cross again soon.

05-02-2011, 01:37 PM
Congratulations to you from Team 1511, Rolling Thunder! You've been deserving of this for a long time!

We can't wait to see your video! We were hoping that they would repeat the intro on Saturday and show the video, and were disappointed when they didn't. Maybe we can suggest that they use your video as part of the opening ceremonies next year!

Bharat Nain
05-02-2011, 02:29 PM
Extremely well deserved. Congratulations!

mrs. p
05-02-2011, 02:48 PM
Congratulations Glenn and team - a truly deserving award/recognition.


the pink team

05-02-2011, 03:30 PM
Welcome to HOF. Now we have to come out to the Hawaii Regional!

05-03-2011, 08:46 AM
Congratulations! When I saw the Hawaiian Kids win Chairman's at the NYC Regional, I knew they would have a great chance at Chairman's at St.Louis.

(If it's the same video that was shown at the NYC Regional, it was fantastic!)

Good luck in the future 359 and welcome to the HOF :)

05-03-2011, 04:25 PM
Congratulations on behalf of Team 1114. You guys are a true inspiration.

Travis Hoffman
05-03-2011, 04:40 PM

Oh ye of little faith. :) I'm not sure if your team mentioned I stopped by your pit on Saturday to congratulate y'all, but congrats to you and your team again, all the same!