Press Release

Secure Communication Systems Supports Hickory High School Robotics Program with $500 Donation.

January 15th, 2009

CHESAPEAKE, VA — January 15, 2009 — In an effort to foster student involvement in the sciences, Secure Communication Systems (Secure) has donated $500 in support of Hickory High School’s First Robotics Competition Team in Chesapeake, Virginia. The donation will be used by the team to purchase equipment and parts needed to design and build their robot. In addition to the $500 donation, the VP of Advanced Technology Programs for Secure, Richard Darden, will also mentor students in the club during the design process.

At the presentation of the check to the Hickory High School, Mr. Darden said, “This is a great way to get high school kids involved with all aspects of high technology…and shows them the value of taking science, engineering, and mathematics. And it is vital that we get kids interested in math and science to maintain our ability to compete in the world. Plus it is a lot of fun!”

Hickory High School is the first high school from the Chesapeake School District to field a team in the First Robotics Competition. First Robotics Competition is a competition put on by First among high school students who must build a robot to compete in both an autonomous mode and a human controlled mode in competition against their peers.

high school robotics program

$500 Donation Check Presented to Hickory High School Staff and Students
– Pictured from Left to Right –
Scott Starsman – Avineon Corporation Sponsor,
Richard Darden – VP Advanced Technology Programs,
Jeffery Muse – President Hickory First Robotics Club,
Alfredia Turner – Asst. Vice Principal,
Richard Douglas – Faculty Sponsor,
Gina Nakahara-Clark – Faculty Sponsor,
Richard Depaulo – Faculty Sponsor

About Secure Communication Systems
Secure Communication Systems is a proven world leader in the design and manufacture of rugged computers and peripherals. Based in Santa Ana, California the company provides ruggedized equipment for military and other severe environment applications. The company has a diverse product line featuring workstations, displays, handheld workstations, and tablet PCs. For further information contact 714-547-1174 or visit:

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