2016 Dates

  • August 27 - Team Training & Kick Off, NW-SCC
  • September 24 - Mall Day (practice robot driving), Florence Mall (tentatively)
  • October 4-8 - Game Week, NW-SCC

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
Bankhead Middle School Amber Parsons 205-483-7245
Brooks High School Alaina Pettus 256-757-2115
Cherokee High School Vickie Williams 256-359-4434
Colbert County High School Lee Craft 256-446-8214
Covenant Christian School Ishella Fogle 256-383-4436
Creekside Academy Audrey and Jerry Mashburn 256-702-8315
Deshler Middle School Brian Martin 256-389-2920
Double Springs Middle School Bob Wilder 205-489-3813
Haleyville Center for Technology Jamie White 205-269-0231
Lauderdale County High School Krista Patterson 256-627-1342
Lexington High School Kelli Bassham 256-229-6622
Loretto High School (TN) Annette Gillespie 931-853-4324
Meek High School Gordon Ganey 205-384-5825
Moulton Middle / Lawrence County High School Amy Sterling 256-905-2460
Muscle Shoals Career Academy Tiffany Stonecipher

ext. 1630

Phil Campbell High School Jonathan Grimes 256-331-2150 ext. 5052
Red Bay High School Leah Torisky 256-331-2270
Rogers High School Aron Henry 256-757-3156
Russellville City Schools Mark Keeton 256-331-2120
Shoals Christian School Mike Shephard 256-640-2596
Tharptown High School Marsha Inmon 256-332-6485
Waterloo School Mallory Robbins 256-766-3100
Wilson High School Keith Herston 256-764-4337
Winfield Middle School Bryan Kennedy 206-454-8918

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!