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  • Professionals- one of the main ingredients to a successful team, according to

  • Woodie Flowers, FIRST National Advisor and Pappalardo Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, coined the term "Gracious ProfessionalismTM."

  • “Gracious Professionalism is part of the ethos of FIRST teams. It's a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community.”

  • Professionalism includes respect, fierce competition, treating one another with admiration and integrity, cooperation and learning/teaching from teammates, coaches, mentors.  Characteristics for winners in the game of life.

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