The Roscoe Collegiate Plowbots represented the Big Country Hub in the Regional B.E.S.T. Robotics Competition in Dallas, Nov. 9 and Nov. 10. Three teams from the Big Country Hub, hosted by TSTC in Sweetwater, traveled to Dallas to compete at the next level. Sweetwater High School competed in the Robot Competition, with A.T.E.M.S. and Roscoe competing in the All-Around B.E.S.T. competition. The B.E.S.T. competition includes events in marketing, web design, exhibit, spirit and engineering notebook, in addition to the robot event.
Roscoe performed well in each of the events improving their performance in all the areas from the local competition. The highlight of the weekend came when the teams web design members were recognized with a second place trophy. This is rather notable, considering it was their first year competing in web design and they were going against teams from three states including Texas, Arizona and New Mexico. The web design team included Eduardo Gallagos, Mike Rosas, Amber Craig, Rene Diaz, Alejandro Ortega and Braiden Moore.
This year’s team included over 40 members from grades 6-12, led by co-presidents Faith Boren and Brant Burnett who are both four-year members. The team’s groups include the following members: Spirit Team—Jovana Pena, Micheala Horton, Joshua Stegge, Ty Fullwood, Shelby Spencer, Adrian Lomas, Kenley Reed, Andrew DeLeon, Ethan Morris, Mason Hernandez, Jayden Gonzales, Liv Madden, Veronica Cuellar, Bonnie Anglin, Caleb Boren, Adrienne Laurens, Austin Wilman and Megan Kirkland; Build and Drive Team—Jose Chivera, Francisco Garcia, Parker Payne, Zack Rangel, Paul Pantoja, Corey Carriker, Braxton Parrott, Camden Boren and Ethan Scott; Exhibit Team—Mitchell Madden, Amber Craig, Braiden Moore, Kyle Bromley, Landon Jones and Tait Fullwood; Presentation Team—Faith Boren, Brant Burnett, Brenon Moore, Eduardo Gallegos, Tito Arce, Mirian Solis and Samantha Ortega.
The team would like to offer a special thanks to all their sponsors including Ludlum Measurements, Texas State Technical College, Vickie’s Gifts, Feed Store and More and Hagerman NAPA. "Their support is essential for the success of our program."