The Girls of Steel, a Pittsburgh-based all-girls FIRST robotics team that includes five Ellis students, won two awards at the international 2015 FIRST Championship Competition in St. Louis in April. The Girls of Steel won the 2015 Media and Technology Innovation Award sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal and the Curie-Carver 2015 FRC Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers. Roughly 600 teams competed.
Fifty girls from across the region compete on the Girls of Steel team, including these Ellis students:
Mackenzie Ferris, Class of 2015 Marie Gerges, Class of 2019 Corrine Hartman, Class of 2018 Gigi Nieson, Class of 2016 Mhairi Webster, Class of 2018