About Us

Team Ctrl-Alt-Del is a community-based FIRST® Tech Challenge youth robotics team based in Johns Creek, Georgia. Team members live in Johns Creek, Duluth, and Dunwoody, Georgia.

We are
  • Jackson Grant, 4th year in FIRST®, 15 years old, in 9th grade at Dunwoody High School
  • Grace Halley, 4th year in FIRST®, 15 years old, in 10th grade at Wesleyan School
  • Jack Halley, 4th year in FIRST®, 13 years old, in 8th grade at Wesleyan School
  • Matt Harpur, 4th year in FIRST®, 13 years old, in 8th grade as a Home School Student (not pictured)
  • Quintin Kerns, 9th year in FIRST®, 15 years old, in 10th grade as a Home School student
  • David Knight, 2nd year in FIRST®, 15 years old, in 10th grade at Dunwoody High School
  • Mandy Kerns, Coach, 9th year in FIRST®
  • Diane Grant, Coach, 4th year in FIRST®

Click here to learn more about the members of Team Ctrl-Alt-Del.

Over the course of the season, we will design, build, and program our robot to accomplish tasks that will score points when we compete in the Robot Game at FTC competitions. We will compete against other teams at the local, regional, and national level, and have the opportunity to win awards for success in the robot game as for well as for community outreach, robot design, and other real-world accomplishments.

2014-2015 was a great season for our team and we improved on the success of our rookie season. At the first qualifier won the PTC Design Award for our robot design, we were part of the winning alliance (2nd team chosen), and we were third runner up for the Inspire Award.

We had even more success at our second qualifier. We were part of the winning robot alliance. During the awards ceremony, we were surprised when we were announced as finalists in every single award category. But the best part was when they announced our name as the Inspire Award winner! This is the highest award a team can win and it meant that we advanced to the state championship.

The state championship was a great competition for us. We finished 4th in the robot competition, won the Motivate Award, and were one of 8 teams to advance to the Super Regional in San Antonio. Unfortunately we were unable to go to San Antonio due to lack of funds, but that didn't diminish our pride at being invited. 

2013-2014 was our team's rookie season. We won the Connect Award at a regional qualifier which earned advancement to the state championship. On February 6, 2014, we competed in the Georgia State Championship which was held at Southern Polytechnic University. We finished the season ranked 12th in the state. 

Jackson Grant, Grace Halley, Jack Halley, and Quintin Kerns were a part of the 2012-2013 FIRST® LEGO League Team 4805, the Determinators. The Determinators won the First Place Champions award at the Georgia State Championship, which was held at the Georgia Tech Student Center on January 26, 2013. Forty-nine teams participated in the state Championship, representing the best of the 506 registered teams in Georgia for the season.

Kerns, Grant, the Halleys, and the Determinators represented Georgia at the FLL World Championship in St. Louis in April 2013. They also hold a provisional patent on the Determinators’ invention and won numerous other awards during 2012-2013 season.

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