2018 Dates

  • August 25 - Team Training & Kick Off, NW-SCC
  • September 22 - Mall Day (practice robot driving), Florence Mall
  • October 6 - Game Day, NW-SCC

Brooks Robotics Team Excels in Regional Competition

Student Competitions Support the Next Generation of Engineers (Education World Article)

Robotics: All Hands on Deck (TimesDaily Article)

EdTech Digest spotlights Brooks High School BEST Team - Robocon

BEST Robotics participant changes children's lives, one hand at a time!

Congratulations to Barkley Hunter from Brooks' BEST Robotics team (Robocon)! He has won the Simulink Programming Award at South's BEST for the past two years and is now blogging for Simulink!

Friends of BEST - bESTology Blog

Alaina Pettus wins Tools for Teachers for Robotics

Brooks High School's Robotics Team is designing a robotics display for the Children's Museum of the Shoals. Click here to find out more about this exhibit.


The Friends of BEST in Alabama have been working with the State Dept. of Ed. to recognize BEST Robotics as an approved Elective!! 
This takes BEST from primarily an extra curricular activity into multiple classrooms (Math, English, Science, etc.).  Click here for details.


Teams Register Here!
(Teams must register twice, once for the NW Alabama Competition and once with the national organization, BEST, Inc.)

NW Alabama Registration

Best, Inc. Registration

School Primary Teacher Phone
Addison High School Brooke Beam 256-747-2286
Belgreen Middle School Melissa Cox 256-332-1376
Brooks High School / Robocon Alaina Pettus 256-757-2115
Central High School Courtney Putman 256-764-2903, ext. 15176
Cherokee High School Sara Armstrong 256-359-4434
Colbert County High School Juanica Baugh 256-446-8214
Colbert Heights High School Matthew Crosswhite 256-412-3534
Covenant Christian School / C.A.R.S.S. Ishella Fogle 256-383-4436
Creekside Academy Angela Laughlin 256-757-4676
Deshler High School Patrice Brown 256-389-2910
East Lawrence Middle School Patti Terry 256-905-2420
Florence High School Whitney Evans 256-762-1627
Lauderdale County High School Tania Williams 256-247-3414 ext. 17131
Lawrence County Center of Technology Matthew Staggs 256-905-2425
Lexington School Kelli Bassham 256-229-6622
Loretto High School Andy Augustin 931-231-8850
Mars Hill Bible School Morgan Snodgrass 256-767-1203
Moulton Middle / Lawrence County High School Amy Sterling 256-974-6038
Phil Campbell High School Jonathan Grimes 256-331-2150 ext. 5052
Phillips High School David Copeland 256-486-3737 ext. 241
Red Bay High School Leah Torisky 256-331-2270
Rogers High School Aron Henry 256-627-2762
Russellville City Schools / RCS Engineering Mark Keeton 256-565-2093
Sheffield High School Jamie Smith 256-383-6052
Shoals Christian School Paige Stephens 256-415-7822
Tharptown High School Marsha Inmon 256-332-6485
Trinitas Classical Academy Beth Berryman 256-764-0691
Wayne County (TN) Schools Patricia Caceres 931-676-3325
Wilson School / Tomahawk Tech Keith Herston 256-764-8470


2017 News

2017 South's BEST Winners

2017 Winners


2016 News

2016 South's BEST Winners

2016 Winners


2015 News

2015 Winners

The following teams won awards at the 2015 South's BEST Regional Championship:

MathWorks Simulink Award for unique programming, plus a $1,500 check!
Brooks High School

Best Marketing Presentation
2nd - Moulton Middle School / Lawrence County High School
3rd - Brooks High School

Most Photogenic Robot
3rd - Lexington High School

Best T-Shirt Design
2nd - Brooks High School


2014 News

2014 Winners

2014 South's BEST Final Robotics Rankins

2013 News

2013 Best Award Rankings

2013 Final Competition Results

2013 South's BEST Final Robotics Rankings

2012 News

2012 Winner List & Photos

Bankhead Middle School & Cordova High School:
Middle, High School Students Form Robotics Team

2011 News

2011 Winner List & Photos

Russellville City Schools wins South's BEST Website Award

Local Team Wins Web Design Competition

Robotics Event Inspires Students

Russellville City Schools Giving Their Best

Moulton Middle School Students Design & Build Robot

WAAY featured the Florence Middle School Robotics Team.
Check out the video linked here or below!