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Elementary Robotics Challenge at NW-SCC – January 12

By  | January 11, 2019 | Filed under: News

THE SHOALS-Elementary and middle school students from across northwest Alabama will descend upon Northwest-Shoals Community College on Saturday, January 12 to play the 2018-2019 VEX IQ Challenge Next Level. Nineteen teams will come together for a non-stop, action-packed day of teamwork challenges where they will compete with their custom-built robots using VEX IQ. For the 2018-2019 VEX IQ Challenge Next Level, students participate in a teamwork challenge as they seek to attain the highest score possible by scoring and stacking colored Hubs in Building Zones, removing Bonus Hubs from the Hanging Structure, and by Parking or Hanging on the Hanging Bar.

The 2018-2019 VEX IQ Challenge Next Level is one in a series of tournaments supported by the REC Foundation, Auburn SCORE, TN Valley Robotics Foundation and various other national, regional, and local sponsors. The competition season culminates each spring at the VEX Robotics World Championship, where these exemplary teams will have the opportunity to challenge their top-ranked peers from around the country and the world. To learn more visit: or



Schools & Teams


Central School , teams Central Intelligence 1 & 2 Florence
Colbert Heights Elementary School, teams BionicBEAST 1 & 2 Tuscumbia
Creekside Academy, teams Creekside microBots 1 & 2 Florence
Legacy Christian Academy, teams Knightbots 1 & 2 Killen
New Bethel Elementary School, EagleBots Tuscumbia
Red Bay High School, Tiger Bots Red Bay
Riverhill School, teams Riverhill Bearbots 1 & 2 Florence
Sheffield City Schools, teams LEW 1, 2 & 3 Sheffield
Sheffield Junior High team Sheffield
Vina High School, teams Devil-bots 1 & 2 Vina
Winfield Middle School, Wolves Winfield

   Saturday, January 12:

      9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Qualifying Rounds / Skills Challenges

      1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Elimination Rounds / Finals / Awards

Media Release/Shoals Chamber/Stephanie Newland


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