Shoals Students Take Home South’s Regional BEST Robotics Awards

AUBURN – The Shoals Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Shoals-area winners from the South’s BEST Robotics Championship held December 1-2 at Auburn University. Sixty teams spanning five states participated and five represented the NW Alabama BEST Robotics region. These teams included Creekside Academy, Brooks High School, Covenant Christian School, Phillips High School and Moulton Middle / Lawrence County High School.
 
Students from Covenant Christian School placed second for Team Exhibit and Interview Category, as well as third place in the Marketing Presentation category. Creekside Academy placed third in the Engineering Notebook category, while Phillips High School placed 11th and Moulton Middle School placed 20th for the Robotics Game Top 20.
 
“We are proud of all of our students for the hard work they’ve put into not only engineering their robots, but selling them with their presentations and enthusiasm,” said Stephanie Newland, Vice President of Workforce Readiness at the Shoals Chamber of Commerce.
 
BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science & Technology) is a nationwide not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization whose mission is to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering, science, and technology through participation in a sports-like science and engineering-based robotics competition. The Shoals Chamber of Commerce and Northwest-Shoals Community College have collaborated to host the NW Alabama BEST Robotics Competition since 2011.
 
“Out of 44 different hubs in 15 states, The Shoals Chamber of Commerce is the only chamber of commerce that is a coordinator of a local competition,” stated Newland. “We are proud of that fact. With the help of this community and our partners, we remain committed to preparing young people for the workforce and their future endeavors.”