Wednesday, November 26, 2014

#bladernnr Thanks to 2014 Sponsors!

Now that the season has come to a close we want to take another moment to thank our 2014 Northeast Alabama BEST Robotics sponsors. Without the financial assistance of these sponsors we simply could not make this happen. Please let these sponsors know how much we appreciate them!

Gold Sponsors:
Silver Sponsors:
Bronze Sponsors:
BEST Friends:
In-Kind Sponsors:(The following companies have donated merchandise or provided a discount on the purchase of merchandise.)

Monday, November 24, 2014

#bladernnr Game Day Video Posted

A video containing several of the photos and video clips from game day has been posted to the Video page on this site.

Friday, November 21, 2014

#bladernnr Quote of the Day

I just wanted to thank you, and Northeast Alabama Community College for such an outstanding opportunity.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

#bladernnr Game Day Images Posted

Some of the images from Game Day have been posted on this site. Just click on the Photos menu to view the photos.

Watch for more to be added soon.

Monday, November 17, 2014

#bladernnr Quote of the Day

Students have been able to use their God-given potential through this outstanding academic program.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Check out Texas BEST Regional Live Stream

Can't make it to a regional BEST competition but want to see what it's all about? Texas BEST will be held this weekend in Dallas. Texas BEST director Dr. Ken Berry has invited everyone to share in the excitement of their game day this Saturday by participating in the live stream. You may access it at any of these sites:

UT Dallas BEST website:

The BEST website:

Texas BEST will run from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm CST this Saturday. Be sure to check it out!

Don't forget to Tweet with the hashtag #bladernnr.

Monday, November 10, 2014

#bladernnr Quote of the Day

We are launching a new website feature, called Quote of the Day where we will share a quote from cards and letters that we get regarding Northeast Alabama BEST.

Here is the first one, from a grandmother of a BEST student:

"This experience has been priceless"

Look for more quotes throughout the year.

Friday, November 7, 2014

#bladernnr Kit Return Deadline is November 21

Teams not advancing to South's BEST must return dismantle their robots and turn in all items in the returnable kit no later than November 21, 2014. Contact Nicole Carroll to make arrangements to return your kit. Teams are encouraged to recycle unused, but usable components of the consumable kit also. This helps to keep costs down so that we can continue to provide materials to teams at no cost.

Teams wishing to keep its robot may purchase the returnable kit. The cost is $971.79. Checks should be made payable to Northeast Alabama Community College and sent to Mike Kennamer, Northeast Alabama Community College, PO Box 159, Rainsville, AL 35986.

Please remember that you will receive the same kit next year that you used this year. Therefore, please be sure to keep your kit in good condition. Those purchasing their kit will receive a new kit next year.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

#bladernnr 2014 Northeast Alabama BEST Results

What great of competition we had on Saturday! This was the biggest and best competition to date with 12 teams and more than 500 students participating. And the bleachers were nearly full most of the day! Congratulations to all who participated!

The following awards were given:
  • Rainsville Chamber of Commerce Best Rookie Team - Cornerstone Christian Academy
  • Builders Supply Company Best Team Theme - Brindlee Mountain Middle School
  • DeKalb County Development Commission Best Website - Fort Payne High School
  • Governor's Office of Workforce Development Most Photogenic Robot - Brindlee Mountain Middle School
  • ABC North Alabama Blood, Sweat and Duct Tape Award - North Sand Mountain
  • Heil Environmental Best CAD Design - Fyffe High School
  • Berry and Dunn Office Equipment Best Tshirt Design - Fyffe High School
  • Redstone Federal Credit Union Spirit of BEST Award for Attitude - Boaz Middle School
  • Source 4 Manufacturing Spirit of BEST Award for Grit - Pisgah High School
  • Urethane Supply Company Spirit & Sportsmanship Award - Brindlee Mountain Middle School
  • Fort Payne Improvement Authority Most Economical Design Award - Bridgeport Middle School
  • Tennessee Valley Authority Most Robust Machine - Fyffe High School
  • Tennessee Valley Authority Top Gun Award - Brindlee Mountain Middle School
  • Founders' Award for Creative Design - Marshall Technical School
  • Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative Marketing Presentation
    • 3rd place - Brindlee Mountain Middle School
    • 2nd place - Fort Payne High School
    • 1st place - Fyffe High School
  • Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative Team Exhibit & Interview
    • 3rd place - Ider High School
    • 2nd place - Fyffe High School
    • 1st place - Marshall Technical School
  • Heil Environmental Project Engineering Notebook
    • 3rd place - Marshall Technical School
    • 2nd place - Ider High School
    • 1st place - Fyffe High School
  • Robot Competition
    • 4th place - Ider High School
    • 3rd place - Cornerstone Christian Academy
    • 2nd place - Brindlee Mountain Middle School
    • 1st place - Marhall Technical School
  • BEST Award
    • 3rd place - Fyffe High School
    • 2nd place - Brindlee Mountain Middle School
    • 1st place - Marshall Technical School
Congratulations to all for their exemplary performance. Marshall Technical School and Brindlee Mountain Middle School will represent Northeast Alabama BEST at South's BEST in December.