Team 236 won the FIRST Chairman’s Award in 2009. The Chairman’s Award is the most prestigious award in FIRST® Robotics Competition. The award recognizes a team that reflects sustained excellence and impact within the FIRST community, in its own community, and beyond. These teams act as ambassadors by sharing their legacy as Hall of Fame members. They serve as role models and resources for other teams while educating the public in support of the FIRST mission. Each team that is honored with the Chairman’s Award at the First Championship joins the First Hall of Fame.