Gianna Jones WGH Class of 2018
We at Team 48 would like to give a shout-out and acknowledge an alumnus who has made an amazing and notable achievement on her post-graduate road to success.
Gianna Jones was a member of our robotics team from 2015 – 2017. Among her many contributions, she faithfully served as a Safety Escort, Safety Mascot Escort, Safety Mascot (“Safety Sith” / “Darth Safety”) and Safety Co-Captain. Gianna holds the distinction of being the 2nd female team member to wear the Darth Safety mascot uniform but the first, and currently, only female student to wear it at an actual regular season FRC competition. While serving as our team’s Safety Co-Captain, Safety Vader mascot and event volunteer during the2017 Miami Valley Regional, Gianna helped present our program to the Underwriter’s Laboratories Safety Advisors and officially launched our Safety Varsity Letter award. At our team’s end-of-season celebration and awards banquet, Gianna was one of the first Team 48 students to receive this prestigious award.
Currently, Gianna is a student at Youngstown State University working toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and a Minor in Graphic Design. She is also currently employed on The Simpsons animated television show and, as of this current Season #33, Gianna has had her name added to the closing credits of the show as one of the Animation Production Assistants! You can see her name at the bottom section of the last full page of the closing credits.
Congratulations from your proud Team 48 robo-family for all of your current success and all that you will continue to achieve. You were an awesome student to have mentored and you are a credit to the hard work, dedication and talent that our team fosters. Thank you for being an inspiration to the past, present and future generations of young women pursuing their dreams through STEM and STEAM education.
~Humbly submitted by Donnell Conner