A Foundation of FIRST Values

Learning a lot. Working hard. Being dedicated. Having fun.

FIRST Robotics Competition Team 2468, Team Appreciate, strives to be a role model for others, demonstrating all FIRST values,
promoting STEM education, and working to make the world better.

Gracious Professionalism®

A key FIRST value (and our favorite), Gracious Professionalism is what truly sets FIRST apart from similar competitions. It instills values and habits that will benefit us for the rest of our educational, career, and personal lives. Learn more about Gracious Professionalism here.


Another key FIRST value, Coopertition helps us learn that we can be fierce competitors while still being kind and respectful, even finding value in cooperating with our competition. It’s about learning…from our teammates, our mentors, and our competitors. We know it’s lessons will help us achieve where others may not. Learn more about Coopertition here.


Team Appreciate has a close relationship with our community. Whether we are inspiring youth during science days, sharing our FIRST experience with SXSW participants, driving our robots in the Austin Marathon, or helping launch and mentor FIRST teams around the world, we always enjoy a chance to better the city that supports us and our extended community.




People Inspired