Creekside Academy outpaces the competition during the 2019 BEST Game Day competition at NWSCC

MUSCLE SHOALS, ALA. — Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) hosted students from 15 area schools for the 2019 Northwest Alabama BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics Game Day Saturday (10/5) in the Patriot Center (gym) on the Shoals Campus and Creekside Academy led the group of winners.

Creekside Academy (1st Place), Brooks High School (2nd Place), and Phillips High School (3rd Place) will advance to the South’s BEST Regional Championship at Auburn University, December 7-8, 2019. Also, Moulton Middle/Lawrence Co. High School will be invited to participate in the South’s BEST Invitational with the chance of advancing South’s BEST Regional Championship.

The BEST Robotics season kicked-off Saturday, August 24th, on the NWSCC Shoals campus for all area teams. The theme for this year’s competition is OFF THE GRID, which is all about Electricity. Middle and high school student teams worked on their robot design & engineering process for six weeks.

Northwest Alabama BEST Robotics is a workforce development partnership between the Shoals Chamber of Commerce and Northwest Shoals Community College. Each fall, over 850 middle and high schools and over 18,000 students participate in the competition nationwide. For more information visit

About Northwest Shoals Community College:

Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) is part of the Alabama Community College System and home to more than 3,500 students. NWSCC offers over 100 certificate and degree programs and is committed to providing career technical, academic, and lifelong educational opportunities that promote economic growth and enrich the quality of life for the people it serves. For more information about the NWSCC, visit