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Robotics competition hosted at MSU

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This weekend at Mississippi State University the school will be hosting Mississippi BEST, a robotics competition for over 25 different teams.

The competition includes 25 high school and middle school robotics teams from across Mississippi and two teams from Tennessee.

The contest is designed to inspire and interest students in engineering, science, and technology through their participation in an exciting sports-like technology contest.

The students are challenged to build a remote-controlled robot that accomplishes a defined task within a competative setting.

Here is a list of participating robotics teams and their coaches:

  • Carroll Academy – Coach: Anna Parker
  • Corinth High School – Coach: Beverly Henson
  • Desoto Central High School – Coach: Jeannine Foucault
  • East Central Attendance Center – Coach: Johnathan May
  • East Rankin Academy – Coach: Robyn Winstead
  • McLaurin Attendance Center – Coach: Burell Leach
  • McNairy Central High School – Coach: Robin York
  • Mid-Mississippi Christian Home Educators – Coach: Daniel Crowley
  • Midtown Public Charter School – Jonathan Randolph
  • Monroe County Career Technical Education Center – Coach: Alan Moore
  • New Albany Middle School – Coach: Tracy Vainisi
  • North Pontotoc High School – Coach: Mandy Carr
  • Northwest Junior High – Coach: Daniel Roberts
  • Olive Branch Middle School – Coach: Lorrie Brazier
  • Park Place Christian Academy – Coach: Kim Crawford
  • Pontotoc Ridge Career and Technology Center – Coach: Chris Webb
  • Ross Collins Career and Technical Center – Coach: Marti Pulido
  • Russell Christian Academy – Coach: Cindy Martin
  • Sacred Heart School – Coach: Lynn Cansler
  • Saltillo High School – Coach: Jason Pannell
  • St. Benedict at Auburndale High School – Coach: Lien Nguye-Hoang
  • Starkville Christian Home Educators – Coach: Michael Lane
  • Starkville Christian School – Coach: Randy Witbeck
  • Starkville Oktibbeha School District – Coach: Denise Adair
  • Tupelo Middle School – Coach: Judy Harden

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