CRyptonite Junior Wins Worldwide Dean’s List Award


Courtesy of Meghan DiBacco

Junior Kyna McGill was one of 10 students across the globe who won the worldwide Dean’s List Award; this is the first time a member of the CRyptonite Robotics team has won the worldwide award.

Donovan Nichols, News Editor

Junior Kyna McGill received the worldwide Dean’s List Winner Award for the FIRST Robotics Competition at the FIRST Virtual Showcase on Saturday, May 2. She was one of 10 students selected worldwide from thousands of nominations from robotics teams worldwide. This marks the first time a CRyptonite student has received the worldwide award. To compete for the worldwide award, nominees must first win the Dean’s List Finalist award, at one of their regional competitions or district events. McGill won the Finalist award at the FIRST in Texas Virtual Showcase on Thursday, April 30. Junior Daniel Yang was also a nominee for the FIRST in Texas Dean’s List Competition. The Dean’s List Award serves to recognize students that exemplify FIRST core values and show leadership and dedication to their team. In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 FRC season has been canceled; the Virtual Showcases were streamed online in order to still present awards such as Dean’s List that would traditionally be presented at an in-person robotics competition.