Mission Statement

Pinkerton Academy's mission is to nurture the growth of all students in a challenging and respectful environment.

The Academy fosters a student-centered community with purposefully designed, interactive, and relevant learning opportunities. While celebrating the strengths of our traditions, we encourage innovation in response to a changing world.

Pinkerton Academy
Pinkerton Academy
5 Pinkerton St.
Derry, NH 03038


Team 241: The Astros

The Astros of Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH have been a successful FIRST team since 1993, competing two times at the national level. We currently have more than thirty active members and are competing in two regional challenges this year. We hope to see you there!

The FIRST mission is, “…to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.”

FIRST promotes the concept of gracious professionalism as a core concept of of all competitions

Coined by National Advisor Dr. Woodie Flowers, gracious professionalism encourages hard work and respects individuals and the community. At the same time, however, it encourages healthy competition and mutual gain. Gracious Professionalism is a lifelong skill that benefits those who understand and use it for a lifetime.

The 2011 FRC Challange is "LogoMotion".

For more information about FIRST, check out the FIRST website.


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Recent News

Astros VEX Blast-Off


by blanchardp on July 17th, 2011

The first New Hampshire Vex Competition is going to be held at Pinkerton Academy, in the Hackler Field House of Derry, NH.
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Nice Pictures of the Spirit of Team 241


by blanchardp on March 10th, 2011

There were some nice pictures of Team 241, in the Derry News, from the 2011 BAE Granite State Regional FIRST Robotics Competition.
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Pinkerton students take on Robotics Challenge


by blanchardp on February 16th, 2011

We were interviewed in a Recent Article, of the Derry News, By Julie Huss on Thursday Feb 03, 2011.
It is a really nice article. Please see the full story Julie Huss wrote.
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This is the 20th Anniversary of FIRST


by blanchardp on January 14th, 2011

Team 241 is very proud to be part of the celebraton of the 20th Anniversary of FIRST.
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The 2011 Kick -Off


by blanchardp on January 13th, 2011

Our team gathered together to watch the NASA telecast of the 2011 robotics season.
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2009 Website Excellence Award

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