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Deadline Approaching! Safety Animation Award sponsored by UL: The 2020 Safety Animation Award theme is ‘Sustainability on the RISE’. Students must submit their team’s Safety Animation video through the FIRST® Youth Team Member Registration System. The student submitting must be marked as an award submitter. Animations must be submitted by Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 3 p.m. ET. Click here for more information.

Q&A Closing: The official Q&A will close on Tuesday, December 10 at noon ET barring any questions that would result in another Team Update. If you have questions regarding the Pre-Kickoff Rules, please get them in soon!

Join Apple for Computer Science Education Week: Computer Science Education Week is around the corner, and to celebrate coding and STEM education, FIRST Strategic Partner Apple is hosting complimentary Today at Apple Coding & Apps sessions. From December 1–15 at Apple stores around the world, get started and create your own AR experience, develop your own app concept, code an obstacle challenge and much more! There’s something for all ages for those curious about code and how the apps we use every day are created. To sign up and learn more, visit apple.co/33tKwd1.

Woodie’s Celebration of Life: Next week we will continue to honor Woodie for his incredible impact. Please join us online on Monday, December 9 as we will be broadcasting live on FIRSTtv, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

FIRST Volunteer Newsletter: Receive the latest news for FIRST volunteers including resources, volunteer stories (including mentors and coaches), and exciting opportunities for volunteering. Subscribe to the FIRST Volunteer Newsletter so you won’t miss out!

FIRST Scholarships: Now is the time to apply for FIRST Scholarship opportunities for seniors in high school pursuing continued education after high school. Explore and #applyapplyapply now at www.firstinspires.org/scholarships. Freshman, sophomores, and juniors should be exploring now so that they’re ready when future applications become available!

Save BIG at the FIRST Store: Whether it’s graduation cords, jewelry, or gadgets, the FIRST Store has the perfect gifts for any occasion. We’re excited to announce a new collection of FIRST® RISESM, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change, accessories and apparel available exclusively in the FIRST Store. The limited-edition collection includes t-shirts featuring your favorite droids from the Star Wars galaxy.

**This Cyber Week, December 2-7, is the perfect time to stock up on gifts for the FIRST enthusiasts and/or Star Wars superfans in your life. When you use the code SAVE25 you will receive 25% off any order over $50.

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