What’s FIRST’s intention behind transforming the “Chairman’s award” into the “Impact award”?
Every once in a while, Manchester screws up and uses language that might mean the right thing to someone who isn’t already drinking the kool-aid. This is one of those times.
Andy, I also applaud the change! I was just expressing a bit of frustration at an evangelical organization (FIRST) frequently obfuscating their message, especially to those outside.
Considering that this change was most likely not just a directive from Manchester, I could not disagree more.
From the blog posted by Marshall above: “A big thanks to the Hall of Fame teams and Chief Judge Advisors for helping us work through this change! (written by Frank)”
I applaud this improvement and name change.
There’s more details about the name change in this entry of the FRC blog authored by the FIRST Hall of Fame.