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Foundational Updates February 2020

February 14, 2020

Govies Advance in Academic Competitions

Several of GSSM's academic competition teams celebrated recent victories!

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) took home two first-place prizes from their district conference at the end of January, and they will advance to the state championship in March.

GSSM's robotics team, the Lobotomists, won their tournament in January and are heading to the state championship this weekend. They were also awarded prizes for their robot's functionality, their innovation and creativity, and the way they documented their design process. Read more here.

On February 1, two GSSM teams participated in the 2020 South Carolina History Bee and Bowl State Championships. Both teams qualified for the National History Bowl to be held in Washington, DC, in April. Several team members also qualified to compete individually in the National History Bee. Read more here.

Congratulations, Govies!


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Sponsor Spotlight: Integrated Systesm

Integrated Systems Inc. (ISI) is one of GSSM's hometown supporters! Headquartered in Darlington, SC, ISI designs, engineers, builds, programs, delivers, and installs custom automation solutions for customers worldwide.

ISI has invested generously in GSSM for fourteen years, from sponsoring events to providing seed money and employee volunteers to launch the Accelerate virtual engineering program to donating a robot for the GSSM Elementary bus. ISI often welcomes rising GSSM seniors into its facility to conduct their summer research. Most recently, ISI sponsored GSSM's robotics team, which will participate in the state championship this month, and ISI's CEO serves as the president of the GSSM Foundation board of directors.

Integrated Systems is a robotic automation company specializing in welding and material handling applications. For over 25 years, ISI has served customers around the world with its solutions-based mindset and commitment to flexibility. Serving the healthcare, automotive, construction, food, farm equipment, and aerospace industries, ISI "builds just about anything for just about anyone just about anywhere."

GSSM is proud to call Integrated Systems a partner. Thank you for investing so much in our amazing school and exceptional students!

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