Last practice day for 13 area high school teams is Saturday

The Boosting Engineering Science and Technology (BEST) Robotics competition is drawing near. A record number of area teams will competition on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater. BEST works to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering, science, technology and math through participation in a sports-like science — and engineering-based robotics competition. This year’s theme is Outer Space, which is sure to spark tons of creative robots.The public is welcome at PrimeTime this Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to get a look at these amazing creations during their final practice run before the head-to-head competition. There are a record 13 area schools participating in the Big Country BEST Competition hosted by TSTC West Texas this year. Winners of the Oct. 20, competition will move on to regionals. The 2012 participating schools include Clyde High School, Clyde Junior High, Robert Lee, Roscoe Collegiate, Highland, Jim Ned, Comanche High, Comanche Junior High, ATEMS, Sweetwater High School, Sweetwater Middle School, Rising Star and Gustine.