A public high school in Kingsport, Tennessee decided to open a new chapter their extra curricular activities. Eight dedicated, young students banded together and formed the Cyber Tribe Robotics Team. That year, they decided to join the FIRST community as Team 4020.
With only 8 members, team 4020 traveled their first year to Smoky Mountain Regional for their first competition. Here, they placed 23rd overall.
Fast forward 8 years, and Team 4020 is now a bustling hub of over 30 young innovators learning the skills required to become greater leaders in this evolving world. In 2019, Team 4020 attended the Palmetto Regional in Myrtle Beach, SC and was the captain of the winning alliance. In addition, they won the Autonomous Award sponsored by Ford. At the Smokey Mountain Regional in Knoxville, Team 4020 captained the alliance that finished in second place and won the Autonomous Award again. The win at Palmetto qualified Team 4020 to attend the FIRST Championships in Houston, TX for the first time ever. In April, they made their debut appearance at this international competition.