McCandless Teen and ‘Girl of Steel’ Wins Honor at Robotics Championship

A McCandless teen was recently honored at a national robotics competition championship.
Naoka Gunawardena was one 10 winners to receive Dean’s List honors at the FIRST–For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology–Robotics Competition Championship on April 27 in St. Louis.
Gunawardena is a junior at the Ellis School, an independent school for girls in Pittsburgh, and a member of the Girls of Steel, a robotics team sponsored by Carnegie Mellon University’s Field Robotics Center.