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  1. Alliance Shipping Hub Changes
  2. Rookie Grant Deadline 
  3. New this season in FIRST® Tech Challenge Scoring
  4. Team Webinars  
  5. Tallo
  6. Reminder: Complete Dean’s Homework!
Alliance Shipping Hub Changes 
Please make sure to read the newest blog post about changes that have been made to the Alliance Shipping Hub game element. Official in-person tournaments should ensure that the shipping hubs that are used either match or are modified to ensure they match. 
Rookie Grant Deadline 
The last day to apply for Rookie Grants is Monday, November 1. Please tell any and every team that might be interested in applying for grant funding to apply AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! You can access the FIRST® Tech Challenge Rookie Grant Application here.  
New this season in FIRST Tech Challenge Scoring 
Teams now have the ability to view the results of their robot and field inspections through an inspection sync at the event. Find this within the event in FIRST Tech Challenge Scoring for your traditional and hybrid events. Use the inspection checklist results to resolve any issues during the event. 
Team Webinars 
Does your team have game-related, Dean’s List Award nomination, or team scorekeeping and scoring system questions for the FREIGHT FRENZYSM presented by Raytheon season? We want to hear from you on these webinars and we hope your questions and answers can
help other teams as well as your own as you find your way through the season! Learn more about our team webinars, schedule, and invitation links in our recent blog post. These calls are specifically for the benefit of teams. Volunteers will have separate calls where they can ask game experts about the game rules.  
Help your team members make the most of their FIRST® experience! Encourage team members to include their FIRST experience on their resumes, applications, and
online with services like Tallo where they can request 
FIRST-specific badges that companies and colleges
can search. Find more resources at www.firstinspires.org/alumni  
Reminder: Complete Dean’s Homework! 
This year, FIRST Founder Dean Kamen’s homework assignment is to celebrate Christa McAuliffe’s legacy and spread the mission of FIRST by supporting sales of her commemorative coin in unique ways. Have your team members completed their homework? Get some tips.