Wiregrass school ranked 56th in the world for robotics

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - A group of Dothan 7th graders is ranked number 56 in the world for robotics.

In a few weeks, the Beverlye Magnet School robotics team will be competing against other students from around the globe in hopes of winning first place at the VEX IQ World Robotics competition.

They’re one of nine Alabama teams to earn their way to the world competition and they even received a few awards that put them a little above average compared to the others.

BMS1 Team member Chase King said, “We were the best in most categories and they give away a bunch of different awards that qualify you. We won the excellent award, the STEM research project, and the teamwork championship award."

The students have been working on this project since August and are excited to see all their hard work pay off.

BMS1 Team member Nadia Batts "101 different entries, and it just tells us about our team and it keeps track of our design and our programming STEM research just keeps track of everything."

They even showed reporter Aybriel Beckham how they plan to win this year's competition.

"In our strategy we would go get these two hubs and then get these two hubs as soon as you get any hub to a building zone that's more points."

Teams BMS1 and BMS2 will both compete in the competition.

BMS 2 team member Davis Kirkland said, “The other robots competing in world are going to be more advanced have better programming that's why we're trying to improve so we can beat them."

The competition will take place April 28 through the 30th in Louisville Kentucky.

The teams are accepting donations to help pay for the trip.

If you would like to help here is the link.

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