The Wheeler High School CircuitRunners robotics team recently took third place honors at the South’s BEST Regional Tournament at Auburn University. South’s BEST is one of three championships of BEST Robotics, Inc. and hosts 50 winning teams from competition sites in Illinois, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama each December.
More than 3500 students, teachers, team mentors, parents, and other supporters attended the two-day event. Out of over 50 championship teams from the northeast and south, Wheeler took Third Place in Table Display and Interviews and Third Place in the tournament’s Overall Top Award, the BEST Award. In addition, the CircuitRunners were named winners of the Southern Style Award, for Honesty, Integrity, Team Work and Dedication, the top honor awarded to Wheeler as voted on by all the 50 participating teams.