Team 230, The Gaelhawks

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The New England District Championship

Thanks to their spectacular performance at the district events, the Gaelhawks qualified for the New England District Championship in Boston. Earning finalist at Southington and Hartford, the Industrial Design Award at Hartford, the Entrepreneurship Award at Groton, and winning the Groton District Event, the team has shown extreme skill in this year's competition. Wish them luck at the District Championship!

2014 Game - Aerial Assist


Recent News

Shelton Robotics Team Takes Another Title

Shelton Robotics Team Takes Another Title Written by Press Release-Valley Independant Sentinel on April 18, 2014

The Shelton High School Robotics team was recently recognized as the Tournament Champions at the first ever New England FIRST Robotics Regional Championship held at Agganis Arena in Boston, MA on April 10-12th, 2014. SHS Robotics Team #230 The Gaelhawks, sponsored by UTC Sikorsky, Boeing, Pitney Bowes, OEM Controls, Intuitive Surgical, Haydon Kerk and Shelton High School partnered with teams #177 the Bobcats from South Windsor, CT & team #4055 NRG from Winsted, CT to take home... Read More


Shelton High robotics team wins district championship

Shelton High robotics team wins district championship Written by Shelton Herald on March 20, 2014

The Shelton High School robotics team was recognized as the tournament champions at the Groton NE FIRST Robotics District Competition earlier this month. SHS Robotics Team No. 230 The Gaelhawks, partnered with teams No. 1991 The Dragons from Hartford and No. 1699 The Robocats from Colchester to take home the district championship banner after two days of competition. The two-day competition featured 32 teams from Connecticut, Massachusetts and... Read More


Aerial Assist: Kicking-off the 2014 season

Aerial Assist: Kicking-off the 2014 season Written by Dakota McDonough on January 04, 2014

The Shelton High School FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Team, the Gaelhawks, kicked-off the 2014 season last Saturday, January 4, in the high school technology room. Following an energized welcoming speech from our team coordinator, Mr. Niski, the team tuned in to the NASA webcast in which this year's game challenge was announced and the room was filled with anticipation. Everyone in the room was on the edge of their seat. Finally, the name was broadcasted... Read More


Shelton Robotics Team Wins State Championship!

Shelton Robotics Team Wins State Championship! Written by John Niski on December 09, 2013

“The Hardest Fun you’ll ever have!”

A team of 6th grade students from Perry Hill School in Shelton won the Connecticut State FIRST Lego League (FLL) Robotics Competition on Saturday, December 7, 2013. The competition was held at Central Connecticut State University and was host to 51 qualifying teams from across the state.

The Perry Hill Dominators (PhD’s) is made up of the following students: Jake Daxner, Justin Gidwani, Siddharth Jain, Keegan McDonough, Amelia Nankervis, David Niski,... Read More


Shelton robotics tournament called ‘athletics for the mind’

Shelton robotics tournament called ‘athletics for the mind’ Written by Brad Durrell - Shelton Herald on December 06, 2013

Photo:Jacob Cyrgalis, left, and Francis Jones of the Perry Hill Predators with a Lego robot built by a fellow team member during the first “Circus Robotix” Lego robotics qualifying tournament at Shelton High School. Jacob and Francis are fifth-grade students at Perry Hill.

Mark Holden, Board of Education chairman, said Shelton is building a reputation for its robotics abilities on a statewide basis. “I wish they had something like this when I was in school,” Holden said. “I think of it as... Read More


Shelton Day highlights hometown pride

Shelton Day highlights hometown pride Written by Shelton Herald on October 07, 2013

Justin Dressler, a Shelton High sophomore and member of the school’s robotics team, prepares to catch a Frisbee being tossed by a robotic device built by the team. Read More


High school robotics program to benefit from The Great Give

High school robotics program to benefit from The Great Give Written by Shelton Herald on October 01, 2013

The Shelton High School Robotics program is taking part in a fundraising campaign which will provide supporters a chance to have their donated funds to the club matched dollar for dollar.The Valley Community Foundation’s online giving campaign — The Great Give — is Oct. 2-3 and will help area groups and organizations.Supporters may go online to www.thegreatgive2013.org and make a donation to the Shelton High School Robotics Team between -5. Those funds will be matched by the foundation.For... Read More


New 230 Sponsor - Haydon Kerk Divison of Ametek

New 230 Sponsor - Haydon Kerk Divison of Ametek Written by Team 230 on May 08, 2013

FIRST Team 230 proudly announces that Haydon Kerk Divison of Ametek an industry leader in the area of linear motion systems has joined us as a major sponsor for our robotics team. Read More


Gaelhawks compete at regional competition

Gaelhawks compete at regional competition Written by Sarah Stuart on April 03, 2013

The Shelton High School Robotics Team, the Gaelhawks, traveled to Hartford, Connecticut to participate in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Connecticut Regional Competition sponsored by United Technologies Corporations (UTC), from March 28-30, at the Connecticut Convention Center. Of the 56 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams participating in the event, the Gaelhawks finished Day 1 of the qualification matches in 19th place. By the end of qualification... Read More


Shelton high robotics team attends Connecticut regional competition

Shelton high robotics team attends Connecticut regional competition Written by Sarah Stuart on April 15, 2013

The Shelton High School robotics team, the Gaelhawks, won more than just the hearts of the die-heart robotics fans at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Connecticut Regional Robotics Competition this year with their "I heart robots" t-shirts and infectious “230 feeling.” Despite their impressive robot performance on the match field, it was not their frisbee-flinging robot or the March Madness that had the hundreds of participants cheering for... Read More