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Hubs Represented at South's BEST

Auburn University welcomes the top 56 teams from these BEST hubs:

Blazer BEST
(Birmingham, AL)

Central Alabama BEST
(Talladega, AL)

Emerald Coast BEST
(Pensacola, FL)


Florida West Coast BEST
(Tampa, FL)


Georgia BEST
(Marietta, GA)


Jubilee BEST
(Mobile, AL)


LATech BEST
(Ruston, LA)


Mississippi BEST
(Starkville, MS)


Music City BEST
(Nashville, TN)


NOLA BEST
(New Orleans, LA)


North Alabama BEST
(Hanceville, AL)


Northeast Alabama BEST
(Rainsville, AL)


Northwest Alabama BEST
(Muscle Shoals, AL)

Selma BEST
(Selma, AL)

Shelton State BEST
(Tuscaloosa, AL)


Tennessee Valley BEST
(Decatur, AL)


War Eagle BEST
(Auburn, AL)


Wiregrass BEST
(Dothan, AL)

 


South’s BEST 2011 Final Results

Game Winners

1st Place Robotics: Team#129-Central Magnet School (Music City)
2nd Place Robotics: Team #219-Decatur Austin Robotics Coalition (Tennessee Valley)
3rd Place Robotics:  Team #251-W.P. Davidson High School (Jubilee)
Championship Round Finalist: Team #285-Seaside Neighborhood School (Emerald Coast)

BEST Award Winners:

1st Place: Team #251- W.P. Davidson High School (Jubilee)
2nd Place:  Team #129- Central Magnet School (Music City)
3rd Place: Team #219-Decatur Austin Robotics Coalition (Tennessee Valley)

Middle School Awards:
Top ranking middle school in the BEST Award competition:
Team #285 – Seaside Neighborhood School (Emerald Coast)
Runner Up: Team #334- Beverlye Magnet School (Wiregrass)
Top ranking middle school in the Robotics competition:
Team #285- Seaside Neighborhood School (Emerald Coast)

BEST Award Category Awards:

Best Project Engineering Notebook:

1st Team #129- Central Magnet School (Music City)
2nd Team #251- W.P. Davidson High School (Jubilee)
3rd Team #410- Monroeville Junior High School (Jubilee)

Best Marketing Presentation:
1st  Team #255- Mobile Area Coalition of Homeschools (Jubilee)                             
2nd Team #129- Central Magnet School (Music City)
3rd  Team #156- Episcopal Day School (Central Alabama)

Best Team Exhibit and Interview:  
1st Team #219- Decatur Austin Robotics Coalition (Tennessee Valley)
2nd Team #55- Spain Park High School (Blazer)
3rd Team #22- Springwood High School (War Eagle)              

Best Spirit and Sportsmanship:
1st Team #25- Wetumpka High School (War Eagle)
2nd Team #130- Merroll Hyde Magnet School (Music City)
3rd Team #266- St. Vincent de Paul (Jubilee)

Best T-shirt design:
1st Team #129- Central Magnet School (Music City)                            
2nd Team #25- Wetumpka High School (War Eagle)
3rd Team #40- Homewood Middle School (Blazer)

Best Web Page Design:
1st Team #181- Russellville City School (Northwest Alabama)                                  
2nd Team #47- Oak Mountain High School (Blazer)
3rd Team #334-Beverlye Magnet School (Wiregrass                

SolidWorks CAD Design Award:
1st  Team #251- W.P. Davidson High School (Jubilee)                        
2nd Team #129- Central Magnet School (Music City)
3rd  Team #97- Fernbank LINKS (Georgia)

Best Team Video:
1st Team #288- Woodham Middle School (Emerald Coast)
2nd Team #212- The Academy for Science and Foreign Language (Tenn. Valley)
3rd  Team #55- Spain Park High School (Blazer)
Team Exhibit Design and Construction Award (awarded to the top three teams with the most creative and innovative Table Display design):
1st  Team #129- Central Magnet School (Music City)
2nd Team #219- Decatur Austin Robotics Coalition (Tenn. Valley)
3rd  Team #55- Spain Park High School (Blazer)

Most Photogenic Robot:   (the beauty contest)
1st  Team #377- DuBois Area High School (Wolverine)
2nd Team #156- Episcopal Day School (Central Alabama)
3rd  Team #115- Henry W. Grady High School (Georgia)

Most Robust Robot: (needed the least amount of repairs throughout competition day)
1st  Team #251- W.P. Davidson High School (Jubilee)
2nd Team #213- Athens Bible School (Tennessee Valley)
3rd  Team #47- Oak Mountain High School (Blazer)

Most Elegant Robot: (the machine that most efficiently performs the task it was designed for)
1st  Team #285- Seaside Neighborhood School (Emerald Coast)     
2nd Team #219- Decatur Austin Robotics Coalition (Tenn. Valley)
3rd  Team #97- Fernbank LINKS (Georgia)         

Founders Award for Creative Design: (given in honor of the two founders of BEST, Steve Marum and Ted Mahler)
1st  Team #255- Mobile Area Coalition of Homeschools (Jubilee)
2nd Team #213- Athens Bible School (Tenn. Valley)
3rd   Team #40- Homewood Middle School (Blazer)

igus Top Gun Award (the team that scored that most points in a single round):
Team # 129- Central Magnet School (Music City)


The Southern Company "Southern Style Award". This award was determined by ballot and through consultation with the Southern Company employees who are present today. It is being awarded to the team that other teams believed exhibited the qualities important to the Southern Company – honesty, respect, fairness, integrity, safety, teamwork, and diversity. This year’s Southern Style Award goes to:
Team # 306- Holly Pond High School (North Alabama)