AES robotics team brings home award in school’s first-ever competition

Published 9:15 am Wednesday, November 16, 2022

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Andalusia Elementary School Robotics Team participated in their very first robotics competition Saturday, Nov. 5, at Troy University.

The robotics team is made up of fifth and sixth graders who were there as the youngest team ever to compete in this 30-year program.

The students competed in six matches earning their way to the semi-finals. They later competed in three more matches to secure a place in the finals.

“The kids learned so much from this experience including teamwork, perseverance, problem-solving, critical thinking, and determination. They had to work together to build the robot to accomplish the assigned task and then had to come up with a strategy when things didn’t go as planned. I am so proud of them and so glad that they showed everyone that even elementary kids can accomplish great things,” AES Robotics Coach Shanna Davis said.

AES Robotics came in third place for “Most Robust Design” and fourth place overall.

Members of the AES Robotics Team are Drew Anderson, Easton Carpenter, Anna Bell Ennis, Kolby Freeman, Buddy Harper, Joel Hernandez, Skylar Kirkland, Mason Oglesby, Matthew Odom, Rakayla Salter, Landon Windham, Lucas Brown, Julia Cotter, Adelyn Craig, Willow Fite, Brylon Kelley, Ava Lawson, Mason Mullins, Landon Nash, Rowen Stough, and Madison White. Shanna Davis serves as the sponsor.